Table 2

Domain scores (%) of the ten clinical practice guidelines assessed using the AGREE-II instrument
Domain AACE/AME/ETA (2010) ATA (2009) BTA (2007) ESMO (2012) GAES (2013) IKNL (2007) LATS (2009) NCCN (2013) NCN (2000) SEOM (2011)
Domain 1: scope and purpose 76.4 84.7 87.5 33.3 61.1 87.5 79.2 79.2 68.1 40.2
Domain 2: stakeholder involvement 65.2 72.2 76.4 22.2 54.2 75 44.4 69.4 51.4 26.4
Domain 3: rigor of development 62.5 62.0 66.1 21.4 58.9 88.5 45.8 58.3 36.4 16.1
Domain 4: clarity of presentation 77.8 70.8 69.4 38.9 63.9 73.6 54.2 81.9 56.9 45.8
Domain 5: applicability 38.5 42.7 56.3 22.9 35.4 63.5 40.6 57.2 29.2 21.9
Domain 6: editorial independence 79.2 81.3 75 39.6 45.8 79.2 52.1 85.4 29.2 33.3

Guideline group abbreviations are as follows: AACE/AME/ETA American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Associazione Medici Endocrinologi, and European Thyroid Association, ATA American Thyroid Association, BTA British Thyroid Association and Royal College of Physicians, ESMO European Society for Medical Oncology, GAES German Association of Endocrine Surgeons, IKNL Dutch Endocrine Society and Dutch Society of Nuclear Medicine, LATS Latin American Thyroid Society, NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network, NCN Northern Cancer Network and SEOM Spanish Society of Medical Oncology.

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

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