From the TMC blog: Upgrading the tools to guide practice: IOM issues new standards for systematic reviews and clinical guidelines
Thousands of systematic reviews about maternal and newborn care have been published, and more and more are released every week. We clearly have guidance for many important questions related to safe effective practice, so why don’t we have a high-quality, high-value maternity care system? The trustworthy evidence must be translated in practice, a tall order. Also, we cannot improve practice, without first doing a good job of interpreting the research evidence.
Two much-needed recent companion reports from the Institute of Medicine will help us interpret the evidence.