Table 2

General characteristics

GuidelinesIdentification of evidenceGuideline review processFunding
DatabaseSearch termsDatesDetailed search strategyInclusion/exclusion criteria
QCGPubMed, CINAHL, Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EBSCO, EmbaseReportedAfter 2004Not reportedNot reportedNot reportedHealthcare Improvement Unit, Queensland Health
CPSMedline, the Cochrane libraryReportedBefore 2007Not reportedNot reportedReportedNot reported
TPANot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNo financial support
SAPPubMedReportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
NICEMedline, EBM Reviews, CDSR, DARE, Embase, CINAHLReportedBefore 2008ReportedNot reportedNot reportedNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence
ChPSNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
ISNGuidelines from other countries, Studies in ItalyNot reportedBefore 2013Not reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
MaHTASGIN, Medline, Pubmed, CDSRReportedAfter 2001ReportedReportedExternal reviewMinistry of Health Malaysia
NPANot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
AAPNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedPeer reviewNot reported
INSNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
SSNNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
  • AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia (America); CDSR, Cochrane Database of Systematic Review; ChPS, Chinese Pediatric Society, Chinese Medical Association (China); CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature ; CPS, Canadian Pediatric Society, Fetus and Newborn Committee (Canada); DARE, Database of Abstracts of Reviews Effctiveness; EBM, Evidence Based Medicine; GIN, Guidelines International Network; INS, Israel Neonatal Society (Israel); ISN, Italian Society of Neonatology (Italy); MaHTAS, Malaysia Health Technology Assessment Section (Malaysia); NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (the UK); NPA, Norwegian Pediatric Association (Norway); QCG, Queensland Clinical Guidelines (Australia); SAP, Spanish Association of Pediatrics (Spain); SSN, Swiss Society of Neonatology (Swiss); TPA, Turkish Pediatric Association (Turkey).