Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to evaluate clinical practice guidelines

Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to evaluate clinical practice guidelines

Can J Surg 2014;57(4)280-86 | PDF

Christopher J. Coroneos, MD*†; Sophocles H. Voineskos, MD*†; Sylvie D. Cornacchi, MSc*‡; Charlie H. Goldsmith, PhD†‡§; Teegan A. Ignacy, BSc*‡;
Achilleas Thoma, MD, MSc*†‡

From the *Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., †Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., ‡Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOURCE), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., and the §Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Richmond, BC


Accepted for publication Oct. 21, 2013

Competing interests: None declared.

Contributors: C. Coroneos, S. Voineskos, T. Ignacy and A. Thoma designed the study. All authors acquired and interpreted the data. C. Coroneos, T. Ignacy and A. Thoma wrote the article, which all authors reviewed and approved for publication.
DOI: 10.1503/cjs.029612

Correspondence to: A. Thoma, 101-206 James St. S, Hamilton ON L8P 3A9; athoma@mcmaster.ca