The Guidelines Advisory Committee has joined the Centre for Effective Practice. For more information click here.

Key Highlights of the GAC's Review Process

Currently the GAC is NOT undertaking reviews of topic areas without funding.

  • The GAC does not develop guidelines. It reviews the literature for existing guidelines in a clinical topic area. It also provides a facilitation role for groups undertaking guideline development.
  • Each guideline is reviewed independently by 4 reviewers
  • GAC reviewers use an internationally validated guideline assessment tool called the AGREE Instrument, to evaluate the guidelines
  • Guidelines are endorsed based on the methodological rigour of the guideline development process, the quality of linkage between evidence and recommendations for best clinical practices, and applicability in Ontario
  • Summaries developed by the GAC are based on the endorsed guideline(s)