Syntheses are systematic comparisons of selected guidelines that address similar topic areas. Key elements of each synthesis include a discussion of areas of agreement and difference, the major recommendations, the corresponding strength of evidence and recommendation rating schemes, and a comparison of guideline methodologies. Also included are the benefits/harms of implementing the guideline recommendations and any associated contraindications. For definitions of synthesis attributes, see the Guideline Synthesis Template.
Note: Topics marked with an asterisk (*) appear under more than one clinical specialty.