To support its mission of developing evidence-advised guidelines for planning, design, and construction of health care facilities, the Facility Guidelines Institute is devising a means for assessing proposed changes to its documents, including the evidence behind them, the degree of benefit conferred (or risk averted), and the potential costs. As part of that work, the FGI Research Committee has created algorithms to help assess and apply evidence during the Guidelines development process. The presenters will introduce these algorithms and illustrate how they can be used to think through proposed standards, whether FGI requirements or those of other regulatory documents.
This session will enable participants to:
Distinguish between different kinds of evidence.
Recognize the strength of evidence they are assessing.
Discuss how evidence is used in other areas of policy development, at least in theory.
Explain how FGI committees will use the FGI algorithms to examine, balance, and document requirements based on the best available evidence.
This session will provide an overview of the FGI evidentiary algorithm, suggesting potential extension to other regulatory documents.