External Review of Guidelines

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BC health care professionals and relevant stakeholders are invited to participate as external reviewers for the draft version of BC 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.

Guidelines Currently in External Review:

These guidelines summarize suggested wait times for common indications where MRI or CT are the recommended first imaging tests. The purpose is to inform primary care practitioners of how referrals are prioritized by radiologists, radiology departments and community imaging clinics across the province.

We appreciate your participation in the external review.

Step 1: Download the draft guidelines for review (PDF):

Step 2: Complete the online questionnaire by August 14th, 2020 at:

Any additional comments on the guideline can be submitted by:

 

Cardiovascular Disease – Primary Prevention: Open for External Review until August 14th, 2020 (click to open)

This guideline provides recommendations on the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults aged ≥ 19 years without clinical CVD. It does not apply to patients with a known history of CVD or who currently have signs or symptoms of CVD, as this would require treatment and secondary prevention. The recommendations include how to assess a patient’s risk of CVD and how to manage their CVD risk factors.

We appreciate your participation in the external review.

Step 1: Download the draft guidelines for review (PDF):

Step 2: Complete the online questionnaire by August 14th, 2020 at:

Any additional comments on the guideline can be submitted by:

1 in 3 British Columbians ≥ 65 fall annually in the community setting, with substantial implications for medical costs, morbidity, and even preventable deaths. Clinical assessment by a healthcare provider and multifactorial interventions to address predisposing factors can decrease falls by approximately 25% among those at high risk.

This new guideline addresses the identification and care management as needed of older adults aged ≥ 65 years living in the community with risk factors for falls. The guideline facilitates individualized assessment and provides a framework and tools to manage risk factors for falls and prevent fall-related injuries.

We appreciate your participation in the external review.

Step 1: Download the draft guideline for review (PDF):

Step 2: Complete the online questionnaire by September 16th, 2020 at:

Any additional comments on the guideline can be submitted by:

 

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.

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.