Applying a “living guidelines” approach to keep recommendations up to date

How can the WHO most efficiently keep its global recommendations up to date? BMJ Global Health has recently published the insightful article “Developing and applying a ‘living guidelines’ approach to WHO recommendations on maternal and perinatal health”, describing how the WHO successfully developed and applied a ‘living guidelines’ approach to its maternal and perinatal health (MPH) recommendations, based on a systematic and continuous process of prioritisation and updating. The new dynamic approach uses an evidence-informed, consultative prioritisation process, rapid updating of prioritised systematic reviews and electronic consultations with ‘living guidelines’ panels. Thus, the WHO is able to efficiently use resources to execute its global mandate on normative guidance. What is more, this approach can be adapted by other guideline development organisations, to facilitate more rapid and efficient updating of recommendations. Enjoy reading!

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