External Review of Guidelines
Peer review is a critical component of the guideline development process. New and existing guidelines that have undergone substantive changes are subject to external review to make sure they are clearly written, practical and free of errors.
We depend on B.C. health care professionals to review our draft guidelines. Our external review involves 1) regular mail sent to a random sample of B.C. physicians and relevant specialists, and 2) emails to a group of key partners in areas such as pharmacy, laboratory procedures, health authorities, public health, and professional colleges and associations. All feedback received is reviewed by the GPAC guideline working group. For more information on our external review process, please see the GPAC Handbook.
Guidelines in External Review
The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease external review is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
There are currently no guidelines under external review. Please check back again soon.
Earning Credit for Continuing Professional Development
Physicians who act as external reviewers for BC Guidelines may be eligible to receive credit towards continuing professional development or continuing medical education. For more information, see Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits.