Review of primary care guidelines

28 February, 2019

Review of primary care guidelines: medscape article w links to JAMA Internal Med article, letter and editorial

- Most poor quality, only one quarter high quality

- No difference between LMIC and other in terms of quality

- Industry ties could be conflict of priorities

- Small number of drug trials with external validity for primary care patients

- Large group reviews better than small specialty reviews

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/909391_print

I have link to Abstract only, not full text.Â

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2...

Note that Medscape article has more background and information.Â

Editorial abstract from JAMA Internal Med:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2...

There are also articles on US v Europe guidelines on Tx of cholesterol management and other outcomes studies w different guidelines for chronic diseases.

HIFA profile: Eileen McGinn is a Consultant at SASA in the United States of America. Professional interests: women's health, reproductive health in Africa and South Asia.  qedeileen AT gmail.com