|Guidelines for Guidelines|
Guidelines for the development of guidelines. PAHO and WHO issue guidelines intended to improve the development of guidelines for improving various aspects of health care and health outcomes focusing on equity and optimal resource utilization. In developing guidelines it is essential that recommendations and actions be informed by the best available research evidence. Increasingly, governments, and professional and consumer organizations are demanding a more rigorous process to ensure Evidence-informed guideline development.
Guatemala, March 3-4, 2012. With the support of PAHO’s Guatemala office, a meeting on the development of guidelines using the GRADE methodology was held. The workshop was attended by participants from Guatemala and Ecuador. Ludovic Reveiz, from PAHO WDC and Ana Elena Chevez supported the workshop through their organization and coordination of the event. Hernando Gaitan and Carlos Grilo, from the network of collaborating centers in the Iberoamerican Center of the Cochrane Collaboration, were the workshop facilitators.
Geneva: Ludovic Reveiz traveled to Geneva in order to participate in the meeting of experts on patient security and primary care. The main objective of the meeting were to evaluate and prioritize gaps in the knowledge base related to patient security in primary care and to plan future actions.
Guidelines from Latin American and the Caribbean Ministries of Health
Argentina (only in Spanish)
Brazil (only in Spanish)
Colombia (only in Spanish)
Chile (only in Spanish)
Costa Rica (only in Spanish)
Mexico (only in Spanish)
Nicaragua (only in Spanish)
Uruguay (only in Spanish)
United States of America
Links to websites and other sources
Networks and resources
Methodological manuals for the preparation of guidelines in Spanish
Methodological manuals for the preparation of guidelines in Portuguese
This page: http://bit.ly/PAHO_Guidelines
This plan for short-term subsidies aims to strengthen research capacity in the area of health policy and systems. Application submission through 15 June 2013 . For more information click here.
Hamilton, Canada. 17 - 19 October, 2012. More information at ACHR Webpage.
The Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR/CAIS) of the Pan American Health. Organization (PAHO/AMRO) met in Barcelona 13-15 October 2011 providing the Members the opportunity to attend the joint XIX Cochrane Colloquium and VI International Conference on Patient Safety in Madrid.
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