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Professional Intervention: Local consensus processes


Inclusion of participating providers in discussion to ensure that they agreed that the chosen clinical problem was important and the approach to managing the problem was appropriate.


No high quality or key reviews were identified.

Summary of Overall Findings from Reviews

8 reviews that evaluated the effectiveness of local consensus process were identified and none were assessed as being of high quality or a key review.

Summary of Findings Related to Prescribing

No high quality or key reviews were identified.

Reviews listed as "Summary Pending" will be analyzed, summarized and reported at a later date.

The findings will then be incorporated in the overall evidence summaries of the interventions they address.

Reviews Addressing This Intervention Quality Assessment Tool:
AMSTAR Score (of 11 points)
Akbari A, Mayhew A, Al-Alawi MA, Grimshaw J, Winkens R, Glidewell E, Pritchard C, Thomas R, Fraser C. Interventions to improve outpatient referrals from primary care to secondary care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008 4:CD005471. 7 (Medium)
Cape J, Whittington C, Bower P. What is the role of consultation-liaison psychiatry in the management of depression in primary care? A systematic review and meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry 2010 32 (3):246-54. 6 (Medium)
Duckers M, Faber M, Cruijsberg J, Grol R, Schoonhoven L, Wensing M. Safety and risk management interventions in hospitals: a systematic review of the literature. Medical Care Research and Review 2009 66 (Suppl 6):90S-119S. 6 (Medium)
Beach MC, Gary TL, Price EG, Robinson K, Gozu A, Palacio A, Smarth C, Jenckes M, Feuerstein C, Bass EB, Powe NR, Cooper LA. Improving health care quality for racial/ethnic minorities: a systematic review of the best evidence regarding provider and organization interventions. BMC Public Health [electronic resource] 2006 6:104. 5 (Medium)
Hulscher ME, Wensing M, van Der Weijden T, Grol R. Interventions to implement prevention in primary care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001 1:CD000362. 5 (Medium)
Solomon DH, Hashimoto H, Daltroy L, Liang MH. Techniques to improve physicians' use of diagnostic tests: a new conceptual framework. JAMA 1998 280 (23):2020-7. 5 (Medium)
Boonacker C, Hoes A, Dikhoff M, Schilder A, Rovers M. Interventions in health care professionals to improve treatment in children with upper respiratory tract infections. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2010 74 (10):1113-21. 4 (Medium)
Ostini R, Hegney D, Jackson C, Williamson M, Mackson JM, Gurman K, Hall W, Tett SE. Systematic review of interventions to improve prescribing. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2009 43 (3):502-13. 4 (Medium)