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Table 1 Basic characteristics of guideline programs

From: Comparison of international guideline programs to evaluate and update the Dutch program for clinical guideline development in physical therapy

Organization Country Year of first guideline Total guidelines
CBO [18] Dutch Institute for health care improvement Netherlands 1980 > 50
CSP [28] Chartered Society of Physiotherapy England 1998 5–10
NHMRC [19] National Health and Medical Research Council Australia 1995 10–20
NZGG [20] New Zealand Guidelines Group New Zealand 1998 > 50
SIGN [21] Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Scotland 1995 > 50
USPSTF [22,23] U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USA 1989 > 50
  1. Source: Burgers [6], added and updated with own data via handbooks and websites