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:

This guideline applies to adult patients with suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A brief section on children is included to support referral and diagnosis. Key updates to the retired guideline include: 1) inclusion and exclusion criteria for a Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT), 2) a patient pathway for patients with sleep complaints and 3) a Diagnostic Sleep Medicine Requisition and Referral form.

We appreciate your participation in the external review.

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

Step 2: Complete the online questionnaire by January 1, 2021 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.