The role of group decision making processes in the creation of clinical guidelines

Hopthrow, Tim and Feder, Gene and Michie, Susan (2011) The role of group decision making processes in the creation of clinical guidelines. International Review of Psychiatry, 23 (4). pp. 358-364. ISSN 0954–0261. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Guideline development groups are an integral part of evidence-based healthcare and will remain so for the foreseeable future. There is a need for the efficient production of high-quality guidelines both to ensure high standards of care and to conserve resources. Social psychological research on group processes provides valuable information that can be applied to studying the functioning of guideline development groups, including the methods they use to develop recommendations. This article describes four key concepts in the group process literature: information sharing, systematic processing, group development, and group potential productivity. We evaluate their importance for guideline development groups and conclude with methodological suggestions for the study of these complex processes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Tim Hopthrow
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 15:25
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 13:12
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