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ACCORD, a new reporting guideline

ACCORD reporting guideline

February 15, 2024

Medical Writing Guidelines

In medical writing, a guideline is a simple, structured tool that should be used when writing manuscripts. The associated checklist verifies that the minimum information necessary has been included in the manuscript so that it can be understood by readers and the research can be replicated, used for clinical decision-making, and included in systematic reviews.

Conforming to guidelines provides a guarantee of quality and is often required by peer-reviewed journals.

The ACCORD Guideline

ACCORD provides medical writers, and more generally the medical scientific community, with a new framework for best practice for the publication of research reports involving consensus methods.

Moreover, it is the first tool applicable to all consensus methodologies, not just the DELPHI method, which is the best known and most widely used consensus methodology.