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G-I-N Conference 2012

Guidelines International Network

22.08 - 25.08.2012, Berlin

Enhancing the process and practice of guideline development in developing countries: What can G-I-N do to facilitate the process?

Meeting Abstract

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  • J. Mathew - Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • K.H. Pwee - Ministry of Health, Singapore, Singapore

Guidelines International Network. G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocPS01

doi: 10.3205/12gin013, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin0135

Veröffentlicht: 10. Juli 2012

© 2012 Mathew et al.
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Background: Health-care systems in developing countries often lack robust guideline development systems. In some settings, external guidelines are simply extrapolated to local settings; sometimes they are adapted to the local context and then adopted. In contrast several health-care systems have limited development and/or utilization of guidelines. This panel session explores some of the processes and practices in developing countries, and how G-I-N can partner with such health-care systems to improve the situation.

Ojectives: To sensitize the G-I-N community and other health-care stakeholders about: (i) processes and practices used for guideline development in developing countries, (ii) limitations of the methods used, (iii) how G-I-N can help to enhance the situation.


Guideline development in developing countries: Joseph L. Mathew (12 minutes). This presentation will highlight:
– guideline development practices used in India
– as a model highlighting resource-limited developing country health care setting,
– strengths and limitations.
From research to practice: Pwee Keng Ho (12 minutes). This presentation will highlight:
– the practices used in Singapore
– as a model of successful guideline development, based on a scientific approach.
– strengths and limitations.
What can G-I-N do to bridge the gap?
– Joseph L. Mathew (8 minutes) will highlight suggestions from the developing country (receptor) perspective.
– Pwee Keng Ho (8 minutes) will highlight suggestions from the G-I-N (effector) perspective.
Discussion: All participants (40 minutes)
Summary and conclusions

Target audience: G-I-N members including clinicians, policy-makers/planners, research scholars, and students- from health-care settings with and without well-established guideline development systems.