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CTS Guideline Process At-A-Glance

A step-by-step process for the development of clinical practice guidelines by the CTS.
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Process At-a-Glance

CTS Patient/Public Involvement Process

Patients and caregivers bring unique perspectives on their medical condition and its impact on their daily lives, the outcomes they value, the treatment approaches they prefer, and how their care could be improved. Patient/public involvement (PPI) in guidelines is a concept which has been explored for several years, but is only beginning to be successfully implemented by various organizations. The Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee lays out basic principles for panels to consider in their PPI process
Process At-a-Glance

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE
CTS Guideline developers are functionally and editorially independent from any funding sources of the CTS and do not receive any direct funding from external sources. The CTS receives unrestricted grants which are combined into a central operating account to facilitate the knowledge translation activities of the CTS Assemblies. No funders play a role in the collection, review, analysis or interpretation of the scientific literature or in any decisions regarding the key messages presented in this document.

Members of the CTS guideline panels declare potential conflicts of interest at the time of appointment and these are updated throughout the process in accordance with the CTS Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy.