Updating clinical guidelines

This guideline updates the 2008 American College of Physicians (ACP) recommendations on treatment of low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and women. Approved by the ACP Board of Regents on 27 April 2015.Some published research has been undertaken about the identification and assessment of new evidence (encompassed sometimes as review, surveillance or monitoring process), even though there is still important areas of uncertainty.

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Updating clinical guidelines

The review was updated to July 2016 by using a machine-learning method, and a limited update to October 2016 was done.

Clinical outcomes evaluated were fractures and adverse events.

* This paper, written by Amir Qaseem, MD, Ph D, MHA; Mary Ann Forciea, MD; Robert M. Denberg, MD, Ph D, was developed for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. This guideline is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Individuals who served on the Clinical Guidelines Committee from initiation of the project until its approval were Thomas D. Barry, MD†; Molly Cooke, MD†; Nick Fitterman, MD†; Russell P. Humphrey, MD, MPH†; Devan Kansagara, MD, MCR†; Robert M. The ACP Clinical Guidelines Committee based these recommendations on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials; systematic reviews; large observational studies (for adverse events); and case reports (for rare events) that were published between 2 January 2005 and 3 June 2011.

This is probably due, among other reasons, to the likely assumption that it is similar to the development process.