Friday 14 June 2019

Review of clinical practice guidelines for gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is the most common metabolic disorder of pregnancy, and it is important that well-written clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are used to optimise healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes. This paper published today in BMJ Open  is a review of such hospital-based CPGs. Seven CPGs met the criteria for inclusion in the review. Only two of these were considered to be of acceptable quality (one was from the Canadian Diabetic Association and other from the Auckland DHB, New Zealand).

Full reference citation:
Daley, B., Hitman, G., Fenton, N.E., & McLachlan, S. (2019). "Assessment of the methodological quality of local clinical practice guidelines on the identification and management of gestational diabetes". BMJ Open, 9(6), e027285.  Fullpaper (pdf)
The work was funded by EPSRC as part of the PAMBAYESIAN project