More than 100 guideline writers have been involved in researching and writing CARI guidelines. Guideline writers are invited to attend a one-day methods workshop run by the CARI office to help equip them for the task of scanning the literature and writing clinical practice guidelines. This training teaches participants how to critically review and summarise the relevant literature on their topic, how to grade the quality of studies and integrate them into their guidelines, and in general, improves their critical appraisal skills.
The CARI office staff assists writers by conducting systematic literature searches, locating relevant trials, and preparing summary evidence tables for each guideline subtopic.
The procedures and methodology used for guideline development and adaptation can be found below.