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Table 1 Institute of Medicine standards for trustworthy guidelines (2011)

From: Methods for trustworthy nutritional recommendations NutriRECS (Nutritional Recommendations and accessible Evidence summaries Composed of Systematic reviews): a protocol

Transparency: details on guideline development and funding are explicit and publicly accessible
Management of conflicts of interest: prior to finalizing guideline, panelists being considered for membership should declare all interests and activities potentially resulting in conflicts, and all conflicts should be minimized
Guideline group composition is multidisciplinary with methodological expertise and including patient and community involvement
Use of systematic reviews for guideline questions
Establishing evidence foundations for and rating strength of recommendations
Clear articulation of recommendations
External review by a full spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. scientific and clinical experts, patients and community representatives)