The Canadian Thoracic Society 2013 Guideline Update Essay
1393 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Since 1996, (Beveridge, Grunfeld, Hodder, & Verbeek, 1996), the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) has directed their efforts to developing Guidelines for the diagnosis and manage of Asthma. Scheduled every couple of years a review and update from the CTS Guidelines occurs at an annual CTS Asthma Clinical Assembly. In 2010 the committee agreed to address the current clinical evidence-gaps(Hoffmann, Bennett, & Del Mar, 2013), in the published report The Canadian Thoracic Society 2012 Guideline Update: Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults.
A strong quality of evidence provided in the CTS 2012 Guideline, is supported by an evaluation using the AGREE Reporting Checklist (Brouwers et al., 2010), resulting in a high rating, noted in Appendix A. The guideline begins with a clear and identifiable scope and purpose and stakeholder’s involvement. There are obvious extensive efforts applied to all aspects of rigor development (Brouwers et al.,…