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Evidence-based guidelines must meet the following criteria:

(1) the scope and application are clear;

(2) authorship is stated and any conflicts of interest disclosed;

(3) authors represent all pertinent clinical fields or other means of input have been used;

(4) the development process is explicitly stated;

(5) the guideline is grounded in evidence;

(6) the evidence is cited and grated;

(7) the document itself is clear and practical;

(8) the document is flexible in use, with exceptions noted or provided for with general statements;

(9) measures are included for use in systems improvement; and

(10) the guideline has scheduled reviews and updating.