Table 1

Characteristics of the thyroid nodule management guidelines included in the study
Guidelines (Year) Organization Country or region Level of development Status Funding
AACE/AME/ETA (2010) American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Associazione Medici Endocrinologi, and European Thyroid Association USA, Italy, and Europe Professional organization Updated American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
ATA (2009) American Thyroid Association USA Professional organization Updated American Thyroid Association
BTA (2007) British Thyroid Association, and Royal College of Physicians UK Professional organization Updated British Thyroid Association
ESMO (2012) European Society for Medical Oncology Europe Professional organization Updated Not available
GAES (2013) German Association of Endocrine Surgeons Germany Professional organization Updated Not available
IKNL (2007) Dutch Endocrine Society, and Dutch Society of Nuclear Medicine The Netherlands Professional organization New Dutch Society of Medical Specialists
LATS (2009) Latin American Thyroid Society Latin America Professional organization New Not available
NCCN (2013) National Comprehensive Cancer Network USA Professional organization Updated NCCN Foundation
NCN (2000) Northern Cancer Network UK Regional independent body New Not available
SEOM (2011) Spanish Society of Medical Oncology Spain Professional organization New Not available

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Huang et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:191   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-191

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