Stories and lessons of 30 years guideline development in The Netherlands

J. Burgers, S. Kersten, K. Rosenbrand, T. Van Barneveld, G. Franx, C. Hulshof, H. Van Veenendaal, P. Van Der Wees, M. Tuut & D. Dreesens
Background: The Netherlands can be considered as a pioneer in guideline development. In the early 1980s, the CBO started a guideline program following the example of the consensus development program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1989, the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG)[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]