Too early or too late: updating guidelines within a large guideline program for general practice

J. Burgers & T. Wiersma
Background:Since 1989, the Dutch College of General Practitioners has produced more than 100 guidelines covering 80 percent of the reasons for encountering in general practice. Keeping these guidelines up to date is a real challenge. Objectives:To describe the mean age and update time of the guidelines[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]