Table 1.

Design and Process Principles for DynaMed

Systematic literature surveillanceConsistent ongoing monitoring of defined information sources considered to have a high yield for primary care
Relevance selection filterSelection of content limited to clinically relevant information
Validity selection filterSelection of new content limited to information that meets or exceeds validity of existing content
Concise synopsisBrief summarization of specific methods and specific outcomes for included content
Direct reference citationProvision of reference support for specific statements and assertions
Synthesis of evidenceRevision of outlines and overview statements to reflect all evidence summarized
Standardized templateConsistent headings and subheadings for organizing clinical topic outlines
Additional content listingsListing of external reviews and guidelines