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Table 1 General description of the EB-CPGs included

From: The quality of clinical practice guidelines for preoperative care using the AGREE II instrument: a systematic review

Development entity Literature search year Title Single or multiple practice Type of practice evaluated* §Guide Quality 1 = lowest 7 = highest
Acronym—guide publication year Full name Location
NICE 2016 [25] National Institute of Health and Care of Excellence UK 2015 Clinical Guidelines. Preoperative tests (update): routine preoperative tests for elective surgery 6 Dx 6
ESC/ESA 2014 [26] European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Anesthesia Europe 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management 4.5 Dx, Tx 4.5
SBC 2017 [27] Brazilian Society of Cardiology Brazil 2016 3rd guide for the perioperative evaluation of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology 4.5 Dx, Tx 4.5
ACC/AHA 2014 [28] American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association USA 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery 6 Dx 6
CCSG 2017 [29] Canadian Cardiovascular Society Canada 2015 Guidelines on perioperative cardiac risk assessment and management for patients who undergo noncardiac surgery 3 Dx, Tx 3
ERAS Society 2012 [30] Society of post-surgical recovery World 2012 Guidelines for perioperative care in elective rectal/pelvic surgery: enhanced recovery after surgery 4 Dx, Tx 4
SARNePI 2014 [31] Italian Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Pediatric Therapy and Neonatology Italy 2012 Preoperative evaluation in infants and children: recommendations of the Italian Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SARNePI). 4 Dx 4
ICSI 2012 [32] Institute for the Improvement of Clinical Systems USA 2012 Pre-operative evaluation 4 Dx, Tx 4
ERAS Society 2016 [33] Post-Surgical Recovery Society World 2014 Guidelines for pre- and intra-operative care in gynecologic/oncology surgery: enhanced recovery after surgery 4 Dx, Tx 4
ESA 2011 [34] European Society of Anesthesia Europe 2009 Perioperative fasting guide in adults and children 4 Tx 4
BARA 2013 [35] Regional Anesthesia Associations of Belgium Belgium NR Recommendations and guidelines for obstetric anesthesia in Belgium 3 Dx 3
ASHP 2013 [36] American Society of Health-System Pharmacists USA 2010 Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery 5.5 Tx 5.5
SIGN 2014 [37] Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Scotland 2007 Antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery 6.5 Tx 6.5
CDC 2017 [38] Center for Disease Control USA 2014 Guideline for the prevention of surgical site infections 6 Tx 6
PNLG 2009 [39] National Program of Italian Guides Italy NR Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in adults 3 Tx 3
SAC 2016 [40] Argentine Society of Cardiology Argentina 2015 Argentine Consensus on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Non-Cardiac Surgery 6 Dx, Tx 6
  1. NR not reported
  2. *Diagnostic practice (Dx), therapeutic/preventive (Tx)
  3. §Based on AGREE-II tool. See supplemental materials for more details
  4. The whole continent