The Guideline Assessment Project is a tripartite project that aims to develop an evidence-based and consensus-informed AGREE II Extension for Surgical Guidelines.

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GAP I

In the first part we have identified clinical practice guidelines in the field of surgery published over a 10-year period through a systematic review. We have assessed the methodological and reporting quality of the selected guidelines using the original AGREE II criteria.

In exploratory analyses, we have found that guidelines produced by surgical organizations with a high output and those produced by surgical organizations with a guideline committee have higher odds of reaching sufficient quality and being recommended for use.

The original publication can be accessed here.

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GAP II

The second part focused on statistical calibration of the AGREE II instrument. We employed a series of statistical methods to explore reliability and internal consistency of the AGREE II instrument. We have finally drafted a modified AGREE II document on the basis of the outcomes of statistical models.

This part of the project is currently under review.

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GAP III

The third and most important part of the project aims to use the information from the previous GAP projects to develop the extension document using a structured Delphi process involving key stakeholders. The project has been registered at EQUATOR.

GAP III is funded by research grants from UEG and EAES.

The project is endorsed by UEG, EAES, SAGES and EHS.

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The following organizations participate, support and/or fund the GAP III project.

AGREE
AGREE
EQUATOR
EQUATOR
GIN
GIN
UEG
UEG
EAES
EAES
EHS
EHS
SAGES
SAGES