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

Frailty in Older Adults – open until July 15th, 2017

BC health care professionals and relevant stakeholders are invited to participate as external reviewers for the draft version of the revised BC Guideline Frailty in Older Adults: Early Identification and Management.

This guideline addresses the early identification and management of older adults with frailty or at risk of frailty. The guideline facilitates individualized assessment for frailty and provides a framework and tools to promote patient-centred strategies to manage frailty and prevent further functional decline.

Download Draft Guideline for Review

Submit the External Review Questionnaire

Option 1: Complete Online External Review Questionnaire

Option 2: Download the External Review Questionnaire and Submit by E-mail or Fax

The external review questionnaire, as well as any additional comments on the guideline, may be submitted by:

Please return the questionnaire and any other guideline comments by July 15th, 2017.

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.

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