Recommendation 9 is based on strategies used in RCTs that demonstrated improved patient outcomes and the expertise and clinical experience of panel members. Trustworthiness of High Blood Pressure Guidelines. Paul K.
Guideline Development Process
In most cases, adjusting treatment means intensifying therapy by increasing the drug dose or by adding additional drugs to the regimen. The design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication are the responsibilities of the authors alone and independent of NHLBI. Figure 3.