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Table 1 Interobserver agreement of instruments for assessment of the guidelines quality

From: Quality and methods of developing practice guidelines

Instrument Guidelines with K > 0.4 among all four evaluators
Cluzeau (8) ACCC (19), CMA (7)
Grilli (9) ACCC (19), NHMRC (16), MPS (18)
Sanders(11) None
Petrie (SIGN) (10) NCCN (6), ACCC (19), SIGN (17), ICSI (15), MPS (18), SSO (5)
Shaneyfelt 1999 (12) ACCC (19), CMA (7), NHMRC (16), ICSI (15), MPS (18), SSO (5)
  1. Acronyms: ACCC – Association of Community Cancer Centers; CMA-Canadian Medical Association; ICSI – Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement; MPS – Multi Professional Societies; NCCN – National Comprehensive Cancer Network; NHMRC – The National Health and Medical Research Council; SIGN – Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network; SSO – Society of Surgical Oncology.