Expertise: No longer a sine qua non for guideline authors?

Franz H. Messerli, Louis Hofstetter, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Michel Burnier, William J. Elliott, Stanley S. Franklin, Tomasz Grodzicki, Kazuomi Kario, Sverre E. Kjeldsen, John B. Kostis, Stephane Laurent, Frans H. Leenen, Per Lund-Johansen, Giuseppe Mancia, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Vasilios Papademetriou, Gianfranco Parati, Neil Poulter, Josep Redon, Stefano F. RimoldiLuis M. Ruilope, Ernesto L. Schiffrin, Roland E. Schmieder, Allan B. Schwartz, Peter Sever, James R. Sowers, Jan A. Staessen, Jiguang Wang, Michael Weber, Bryan Williams, Peter W. De Leeuw

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Abstract

Several sets of guidelines have been published recently and more are in the works. The very recent American College of Physicians/American Academy of Family Practitioners guidelines were put together by a set of authors and consultants without any expertise in the topic under discussion, that is, hypertension. Although we are not maintaining that all guidelines should be written exclusively by experts, complete lack of expertise among guideline authors is not acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1564-1566
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2017

Keywords

  • Expertise
  • guidelines
  • hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Messerli, F. H., Hofstetter, L., Agabiti-Rosei, E., Burnier, M., Elliott, W. J., Franklin, S. S., Grodzicki, T., Kario, K., Kjeldsen, S. E., Kostis, J. B., Laurent, S., Leenen, F. H., Lund-Johansen, P., Mancia, G., Narkiewicz, K., Papademetriou, V., Parati, G., Poulter, N., Redon, J., ... De Leeuw, P. W. (2017). Expertise: No longer a sine qua non for guideline authors? Journal of Hypertension, 35(8), 1564-1566. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001435