J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2002 Sep-Oct;31(5):599-611
Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
This article describes a framework for evaluating and adapting existing practice guidelines for local use by health care organizations and groups. The framework presents the major issues related to guideline adaptation and breaks them down into manageable steps. Many steps of the framework are illustrated using the process used by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario to develop best practice guidelines for breastfeeding.