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What are guidelines?

Working Group of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF), Medical Central Office for Quality Assurance (ÄZQ). Guideline manual of the AWMF and the ÄZQ. 2001.

Working Group of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF), Medical Center for Quality in Medicine (ÄZQ). German instrument for methodological guideline assessment (DELBI). Version 2005/2006 and domain 8. 2008.

Working Group of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF), German Cancer Society (DKG), German Cancer Aid (DKH). S3 guideline for diagnosis, therapy and follow-up care for patients with cervical cancer. AWMF registration number: 032-033OL. 09.2014. (Oncology Guideline Program).

Medical Center for Quality in Medicine (ÄZQ). Guideline Basics. 09.2016.

German Cochrane Center. Guidelines. 04.2019.

German Cochrane Center, Medical Center for Quality in Medicine (ÄZQ), Working Group of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF), Freiburg University Medical Center. Manual systematic search for evidence syntheses and guidelines. 04.2019.

Thole H, Thalau F, Ollenschläger G, Kopp I, Lelgemann M. Critical evaluation of guidelines. In: Kunz R, Ollenschläger G, Raspe H, Jonitz G, Donner-Banzhoff N (Ed). Textbook evidence-based medicine in clinic and practice. Cologne: Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag; 2007.

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