Methodology

In an effort to make the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) recommendation development process clear and transparent, an abbreviated summary of the Methodology is available by clicking the PDF below.  Within this abbreviated summary, there is information on the following:  Developing Recommendations, Evidence Review Methods, Public Input and Transparency, Consensus Development, and Recommendation Structure.  In addition to the coalition of provider and patient organizations, the WPSI has partnered with physician scientists with extensive experience in systematic review methodology and clinical guideline development from the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) at Oregon Health & Science University to conduct reviews and updates of the evidence for each topic under consideration.