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A Reporting Tool for Practice Guidelines in Health Care: The RIGHT Statement

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Reporting practice guidelines in health care.


Full bibliographic reference Chen Y, Yang K, Marušić A, Qaseem A, Meerpohl JJ, Flottorp S, Akl EA, Schünemann HJ, Chan ESY, Falck-Ytter Y, Ahmed F, Barber S, Chen C, Zhang M, Xu B, Tian J, Song F, Shang H, Tang K, Wang Q, Norris SL; for the RIGHT (Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare) Working Group.  A Reporting Tool for Practice Guidelines in Health Care: The RIGHT Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(2):128-132.
Language English
PubMed ID 27893062
Relevant URLs
(full-text if available)
The abstract for the RIGHT Statement is available at: http://annals.org/aim/article/2587367/reporting-tool-practice-guidelines-health-care-right-statement
Explanation and elaboration papers
The authors have developed an explanation and elaboration document for RIGHT which is included as a supplement to the journal article.
Availability in additional languages The RIGHT Statement is also available in Italian and in German.

The RIGHT checklist is also available in Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), German, Italian, Japanese.

The RIGHT Explanation and Elaboration document is also available in Chinese (simplified).

Visit the RIGHT Statement website translations page to access these translations.

Relevant more generic / specialised reporting guidelines
(i.e. main generic guideline or extension to a generic guideline)
RIGHT-TCM: Xie R, Xia Y, Chen Y, Li H, Shang H, Kuang X, Xia L, Guo Y. The RIGHT Extension Statement for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Development, Recommendations, and Explanation. Pharmacol Res. 2020;160:105178. PMID: 32889127

RIGHT-PVG: Wang X, Chen Y, Akl EA, Tokalić R, Marušić A, Qaseem A, Falck-Ytter Y, Lee MS, Siedler M, Barber SL, Zhang M, Chan ESY, Estill J, Kwong JSW, Okumura A, Zhou Q, Yang K, Norris SL; RIGHT working group. The reporting checklist for public versions of guidelines: RIGHT-PVG. Implement Sci. 2021;16(1):10. PMID: 33430911

RIGHT for Acupuncture: Tang C, Duan Y, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Chen Z, Tang X, Zeng J, Riley D, Lee MS, Kim YS, Zhao H, Marrone G, Zhu X, Ge S, Wen H, Zhao W, Zheng X, Solos I, Chen Y, Guyatt G, Lu L, Xu N; RIGHT (Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare) for Acupuncture Working Group. RIGHT for Acupuncture: An Extension of the RIGHT Statement for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acupuncture. J Clin Epidemiol. 2021:S0895-4356(21)00173-6. PMID: 34091023

RIGHT for INT: Zhou Q, Xing D, Li Q, Zhang J, Luo X, Yang N, Wang X, Yang K, Tian J, Li H, Li B, Cai Y, Jin Y, Lv L, Sun F, Shang S, Yuan B, Li J, Ma B, Li X, Yuan Y, Wu L, Wang B, Jiang L, Wang Z, Chen Y, Liang D. An extension of the RIGHT statement for introductions and interpretations of clinical practice guidelines: RIGHT for INT. J Evid Based Med. 2022;15(1):55-63. PMID: 35416438

RIGHT-Ad@pt: Song Y, Alonso-Coello P, Ballesteros M, Cluzeau F, Vernooij RWM, Arayssi T, Bhaumik S, Chen Y, Ghersi D, Langlois EV, Fuentes Padilla P, Schünemann HJ, Akl EA, Martínez García L; RIGHT-Ad@pt Working Group*, Amer Y, Arevalo-Rodriguez I, Barnes S, Barreto J, Collis D, Dyer S, Fahim C, Florez I, Gallegos-Rivero V, Klugar M, Kuijpers T, Mathew JL, Munn Z, Norris S, Patiño-Lugo DF, Pramesh CS, Rodriguez J, Roy S, Shin ES, Sosa O, Vandvik PO, Velez M, Woodcraft R; RIGHT-Ad@pt Working Group. A Reporting Tool for Adapted Guidelines in Health Care: The RIGHT-Ad@pt Checklist. Ann Intern Med. 2022;175(5):710-719. PMID: 35286143

Reporting guideline website URL http://www.right-statement.org/
Reporting guideline acronym RIGHT
Study design Clinical practice guidelines
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Whole report
Additional information Read the reporting guideline development project summary (PDF).
Record last updated on August 1, 2022


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