Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Frode Forland, MD, DPH; Fergus Macbeth, MD; Günter Ollenschläger, MD, PharmD, PhD; Sue Phillips, PhD; Philip van der Wees, PhD, PT; for the Board of Trustees of the Guidelines International Network
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Author Contributions: Conception and design: A. Qaseem, F. Forland, F. Macbeth, P. van der Wees.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: A. Qaseem, F. Forland, P. van der Wees.
Drafting of the article: A. Qaseem, F. Forland, F. Macbeth, S. Phillips, P. van der Wees.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: A. Qaseem, F. Forland, F. Macbeth, G. Ollenschläger, S. Phillips, P. van der Wees.
Final approval of the article: A. Qaseem, F. Forland, F. Macbeth, G. Ollenschläger, S. Phillips, P. van der Wees.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: A. Qaseem.
Collection and assembly of data: A. Qaseem.
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Qaseem A, Forland F, Macbeth F, Ollenschläger G, Phillips S, van der Wees P, et al. Guidelines International Network: Toward International Standards for Clinical Practice Guidelines. Ann Intern Med. 2012;156:525-531. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-7-201204030-00009
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(7):525-531.
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