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Publication Criteria for the English Version of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) in MINDS

MINDS has been publishing CPG in English according to the following criteria:
  1. The original Japanese CPG has already been published on the MINDS website.
  2. The English version of Japanese CPG has been produced by the guideline development group.
  3. The publication consent for the English version has been obtained from the authors.
  4. The English version was approved for publication by the CPG evaluation committee in MINDS.
See Also: Procedures for the Evaluation, Selection and Publication of Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) in MINDS

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  • MINDS(Medical Information Network Distribution Service) is an information service provided by the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHC), a public interest incorporated foundation.
  • The MINDS project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan since its inception in 2002 through a Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from 2002 to 2010 and as a consignment project since 2011.
  • The aim of MINDS project is to help medical practitioners to fully utilize the information related to the evidence-based medicine(EBM) in their practice. MINDS also provides patients and the public with information to help understand the basics of diseases and to share with their practitioners the up-to-date evidence, on which modern medical practices are based.
  • MINDS functions as a guideline clearinghouse; clinical practice guidelines developed in Japan are formally evaluated by the guideline evaluation committee, and only those guidelines which meet with the quality standard are disseminated through the MINDS website.
  • Some guideline developers have translated their guidelines into English to share with medical professionals abroad, and on this page, MINDS provides these English-translated clinical practice guidelines developed in Japan.

Any questions about clinical practice guidelines?

  • Please mail your message to the authors of each guideline directly at the address listed below the title of the guideline.


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