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Table 1 Characteristics of the selected guidelines

From: A critical appraisal of guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis using Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation criteria

Guideline Intervention
  Medication Exercise Surgery Injections Equipment Education Supplements Passive treatments Period covered with literature review
Canadian Consensus Conference [8] X         2000–2004
Ottawa Panel [11]   X        Not mentioned (published in 2005)
Schnitzer/American College of Rheumatology [7] X X X X X X    Not mentioned (published in 2002)
European League Against Rheumatism [6] X X X X X X X   1966–2002
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement [9] X X   X X X X X Not mentioned (published in 2004)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons [10] X X X X X X    1990–2000