Dissemination and Evaluation of clinical practice guidelines in Japan – MINDS project as guideline clearinghouse

A. Okumura, M. Yoshida, N. Takahashi, K. Kikuta, Y. Hatakeyama, N.C. HTUN, Y. Sato, K. Kiyohara, N. Kojimahara & N. Yamaguchi
Background: Japan Council for Quality Health Care established evidence based information center, MINDS (Medical Information Network Distribution Service) to disseminate clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and related information in 2002. Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approved MINDS as[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]