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Recommendations for the development of future guidelines in the field of low back pain
1. Make use of available evidence-based reviews and previous clinical guidelines.
2. Include relevant non-English publications (if available).
3. Determine in advance the intended target groups (health care professions, patient population, and policy makers).
4. Be aware that the makeup of the guideline committee may have a direct impact on the content of the recommendations.
5. Specify exactly which recommendations are evidence-based and supply the correct references to each of these recommendations.
6. Specify exactly which recommendations are consensus-based and explain the process.
7. Determine in advance the implementation strategy, and set a time frame for future updates of the guideline.
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