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Table 6 Proposed types of stakeholders to involve in prioritizing guideline topics and the method for their involvement

From: Prioritization approaches in the development of health practice guidelines: a systematic review

Paper Number Involvement method Type
Battista, 1995 [12] Not reported Not reported • Members of guideline developing organizations • Potential end users • Patient representatives • Public
Field, 1995 [13] Not reported Delphi or Delphi-like techniques • Experts • Potential end users (clinicians or patient representatives)
McClarey, 1999 [14] Not reported Not reported • Professional guideline groups • Health care professionals • Patient representatives
Oxman, 2006 [15] Not reported Delphi technique • Experts • Potential end users • Public • Others
Ketola, 2007 [16] Not reported Not reported • Specialist society • Board members of guideline developing organization
Reveiz, 2010 [17] > 12 Workshop, consensus meeting • Experts • External guideline developers • Methodologist • End users
Atkins, 2012 [18] Not reported Not reported • Clinicians • Professional organizations • Policymakers • Payers (e.g., health plans) • Government bodies • Quality organizations • Patient representatives
Schünemann, 2014 [8] Not Reported Not reported • Clinicians • Professional societies • Policymakers • Payers • Public
Reddy, 2014 [19] Not Reported Not reported Not reported
Mounesan, 2016 [20] Range (5–15) Face-to-face meeting • Experienced family physicians • Management representatives