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Table 2 Main features of the CPG sample used, describing the specialty, intended users, guideline category and developers, as well as information about the structure of the CPG document

From: Leveraging workflow control patterns in the domain of clinical practice guidelines

Title of the guideline Main clinical specialty Intended users Guideline category Guideline developer(s) Pages Document features Flowchart
Induction of labour [54] Obstetrics and Gynecology Advanced Practice Counseling National Government Agency 32 Well-structured text with clearly marked recommendations. No grading schemes for evidence and recommendations are used Algorithm available as external resource
Nurses Evaluation
Allied Health Personnel Management
Health Care Providers Prevention
Nurses Risk Assessment
Patients
Physician Assistants
Physicians
Public Health Departments
SPREAD—Stroke Prevention and Educational Awareness Diffusion [55] Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Nurses Diagnosis Evaluation National Medical Specialty Society 53 Well-structured text with clearly marked recommendations. Uses both evidence levels and recommendation grades Not available
Allied Health Personnel Management
Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics Prevention
Health Care Providers Risk Assessment
Health Plans Treatment
Hospitals
Managed Care Organizations
Nurses
Pharmacists
Physician Assistants
Physicians
Guideline for the Treatment of Breast Carcinoma [56] Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses Diagnosis National Disease Specific Society 117 Well-structured text with clearly marked recommendations. All the relevant studies are discussed. Uses both evidence levels and recommendation grades Not available
Management
Allied Health Personnel Treatment
Health Care Providers Rehabilitation
Nurses
Physician Assistants
Physicians
Psychologists
Evidence-based care guideline for Fever of Uncertain Source in infants 60 days of age or less [57] Pediatrics Advanced Practice Nurses Diagnosis Hospital/Medical Center 14 Well-structured text with clearly marked recommendations. Uses evidence levels but not recommendation grades Algorithm available within the document
Evaluation
Health Care Providers Management
Nurses Risk Assessment
Patients Treatment
Physician Assistants
Physicians
Diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [58] Cardiology Advanced Practice Nurses Diagnosis National Nonprofit Organization 91 Document with an algorithm as main element, including algorithm annotations. Uses evidence levels but not recommendation grades Algorithms available within the document
Evaluation
Allied Health Personnel Management
Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics Rehabilitation
Health Care Providers Risk Assessment
Health Plans Screening
Hospitals Treatment
Managed Care Organizations
Nurses
Pharmacists
Physician Assistants
Physicians
Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 or More Weeks of Gestation [59] Pediatrics Advanced Practice Nurses Diagnosis National Medical Specialty Society 18 Well-structured text with clearly marked recommendations. Uses evidence levels but not recommendation grades Algorithm available within the document
Allied Health Personnel Management
Dietitians Treatment
Hospitals
Nurses
Physician Assistants
Physicians
Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: GOLD executive summary [60] Pulmonary Medicine Advanced Practice Nurses Counseling International Disease Specific Society 24 Non structured text including several tables; recommendations are not marked. Uses evidence levels but not recommendation grades Not available
Diagnosis
Allied Health Personnel Evaluation
Nurses Management
Physician Assistants Prevention
Physicians Risk Assessment
Public Health Departments Treatment
Respiratory Care Practitioners
Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure: executive summary [61] Cardiology Advanced Practice Nurses Diagnosis European Medical Specialty Society 26 Non structured text including several tables; recommendations are not marked. Uses both evidence levels and recommendation grades An algorithm for diagnosis available within the document
Evaluation
Health Care Providers Management
Nurses Risk Assessment
Pharmacists Treatment
Physician Assistants
Physicians