Living clinical guidelines for stroke: updates, challenges and opportunities


Continued growth in the number of published clinical studies has necessitated changes to the way evidence‐based resources such as clinical guidelines are developed and updated. The Australian and New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management are based on continual evidence surveillance and timely updates to recommendations as new research is published.

In this article, the authors outline the main updates to recommendations since the guidelines moved into a living mode in 2018, and discuss key challenges and benefits of living guidelines.


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the perspective.
  • List main findings.
  • Recognise changes in the approach to stroke management.


Authors: Coralie English, Kelvin Hill, Dominique A Cadilhac, Maree L Hackett, Natasha A Lannin, Sandy Middleton, Annemarei Ranta, Nigel P Stocks, Julie Davey, Steven G Faux, Erin Godecke and Bruce CV Campbell

Article Type: Perspective


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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