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Table 1 Features of clinical guidelines included in review

From: A systematic review of guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis

Guideline Year Format Quality Method Systematic Review Of Evidence Patients Areas Covered
Specialists Other Experts Patients In Guideline Separate Diagnosis Drugs MDT
1. American [14] 2015 Yes Yes Yes Grade Yes All Yes
2. APLAR [15] 2015 Yes Yes Agree II Yesa All Yes
3. Australian [16] 2009 Yes Yes Yes Agree Yesa < 2 years Yes Yes Yes
4. Brazilian [17] 2012 Yes Yes All Yes Yes
5. British Columbia [18] 2012 Not Specified All Yes Yes Some
6. British Society For Rheumatology: Established [19] 2009 Yes Yes Yes > 2 years Yes Yes
7. British Society For Rheumatology: Early [20] 2010 Yes Yes Yes < 2 years Yes Yes Yes
8. Canadian [21] 2011 Yes Yes Yes Adapte Yesa   All Yes
9. EULAR [22] 2016 Yes Yes Yes Agree II Yes All Yes
10. French [23] 2014 Yes Yes Yes All Yes Yes Some
11. German [24] 2013 Yes Yes Yes   All   Yes
12. Hong Kong [25] 2010 Yes Not Specified All Yes Yes
13. Indian [26] 2008 Yes Not Specified All Yes Yes Yes
14. Latin American [27] 2006 Yes Not Specified All Yes Yes Yes
15. Mexican [28] 2014 Yes Not Specified Agree II Yesa All   Yes  
16. England [29] 2009 Yes Yes Yes NICE Yes All Yes Yes Yes
17. Scotland [30] 2011 Yes Yes Grade Yesb   < 5 years Yes Yes Yes
18. South African [31] 2013 Yes Yes Yes All Yes Yes Yes
19. Spanish [32] 2007 Yes Yes Yes   All Yes Yes Yes
20. Swedish [33] 2011 Yes Not Specified All Yes
21. Treat to Target [34] 2010 Yes Yes   Yes All Yes
22. Turkish [35] 2011 Yes Yes Yes   All Yes Yes
  1. MDT Multidisciplinary team
  2. aSystematically reviewed other guidelines
  3. bused existing published systematic reviews