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Table 1 List and characteristics of analyzed guidelines for heart failure

From: Heart failure guidelines and prescribing in primary care across Europe

Country Pub year Authors Dev. Target group No. Ref Grading Epidem Etiology Econ. relevance
NL 1994 CBO + Specialists 0 - + + +
NL 1995 NHG + GP 191 + + + -
France 1996 Individual experts - Specialists 129 + + + +
Hungary Portugal CH, UK 1997 Task Force of European Society of Cardiology + All physicians* 69 + + + +
Italy 1997 Task force in collaboration with society of non-hospital-cardiologists, SIC + Specialists 120 + + + -
CZ 1998 Czech Society of Cardiology   GP 30 - + + -
D 1998 Medical Commission of the physician associations (AkdA) + GP 66 + + + -
D 1998 German Society of Cardiology, DGK - Specialists 213 + + + -
Italy 1998 ANMCO (Cardiol. Society) and SIMG (GP-society) - GP 0 - - - -
Scotland 1998 SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) + Not specified 211 + + + +
Sweden 1998 SOS (National Board of Health and Welfare) + All physicians 0 - + + -
Spain 1999 Working Group for HF of the Spanish Soc. of Cardiology + GP and specialists 113 + + + +
Sweden 2000 MPA (Medical Product Agency)   Physicians other than cardiologists 0 + + + +
Russia 2001 Ju. N. Belenkow, Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology, Ministry of Health, Moscou - Not specified 0 - + + +
CH 2002 Working group on HF of the Swiss society of cardiology + Not specified 24 + + + +
Total (n = 15)   9 9 10 10 13 13 8
  1. + included, - not included, GP = General Practitioner, NL: The Netherlands, CZ: Czech Republic, CH: Switzerland, D: Germany, Swe: Sweden
  2. Dev.: method of development is outlined in the document. Target group: as specified in the GL, according to publication or as indicated by specialist in questionnaire.
  3. Grading: levels of scientific evidence given with recommendations. "Quality" included specification of development, target group, evidence levels and literature.
  4. * In Portugal the ESC-guideline was targeted at specialists. # This version was last updated 11/2001