About NFOG guidelines
The aim of this NFOG initiative is to increase the availability, quality, and impact of clinical guidelines:
- Step 1: Publish translations of existing national guidelines into English.
- Step 2: Elaborate evidence-based common Nordic guidelines.
- Below, you can find our collection of translated national Nordic guidelines
- The national guidelines of the five Nordic countries are very different in extent and format. Some guidelines are evidence based, and some are not.
- Norway has approximately round 100 guideline chapters, most of which are fewer than 10 pages long.
- Denmark has approximately 150 guideline chapters, most of which are generally extensive, up to 100 pages long.
- Sweden has SFOG guidelines, medical advices GYN, medical advices OB and the ARG reports.
- Finland has 12 evidence based guidelines published by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, and 7 have been published by National Institute for Health and Welfare.
- Iceland has 8 national guidelines.
- The national societies are presently recruiting participants for a guideline group on progesterone for prevention of preterm birth. You are encouraged to contact your national society if you want to contribute to this work.
- Each time you publish a national guideline, mail your national representative listed in the guideline committee an abstract (or the entire guideline) in English
- Suggest new NFOG evidence-based guidelines.
Publication in International Journals
- Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
- Development of clinical guidelines usually involves the systematic review of available scientific literature as the background for practice recommendations. Some guidelines may thus be suitable for publication as review articles in scientific journals (usually after condensation and thorough revision). Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) will consider publication of such systematic reviews with clinical practice recommendations after a rigorous peer review process.
- European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
- This journal has a section entitled “Guidelines and Consensus Statements” for publishing guidelines from various societies in Europe. The guidelines submitted for publishing must be recent, and a senior editor will peer review it and may ask for minor changes to clarify some points. It is acknowledged that the guidelines have already undergone extensive revision within their own societies. Guidelines which are published in EJOG can be published at the same time by the respective society, and the published version can be linked to the online version. Please send a notice to the national member of the NFOG guideline committee if there is intention to submit a national clinical guideline to EJOG.
Chaiman of the Guideline Committee