Lexicon for guidance terminology in pediatric hematology/oncology: A White Paper

iPOG Network, L. Lee Dupuis*, Paula D. Robinson, Marianne D. van de Wetering, Wim Tissing, Jennifer Seelisch, Carol Digout, Lillian Sung, Robert Phillips

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Terms used to label types of clinical recommendations and guidance are applied inconsistently and do not reflect the methods used to create each type. Here, the international Pediatric Oncology Supportive Care Guideline Network proposes a lexicon for types of recommendations and guidance documents. A lexicon describing three types of recommendations (clinical practice guideline-derived, good practice statement, and expert opinion statement) and two types of guidance documents (clinical practice guideline and expert opinion) is presented. Consistent use of this lexicon will allow pediatric oncology clinicians to readily appreciate the methods used to create clinical guidance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28170
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric blood & cancer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2020


  • clinical practice guideline
  • guidance
  • recommendation

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