Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances. These documents inform and shape patient care around the world. In this perspective we discuss the importance of diversity on guideline panels, the disproportionately low representation of women on critical care guideline panels, and existing initiatives to increase the representation of women in corporations, universities and government. We propose five strategies to ensure gender parity within critical care medicine.
Mehta, S., Burns, K.E., Machado, F.R., Fox-Robichaud, A.E., Cook, D.J., Calfee, C.S., Ware, L.B., Burnham, E.L., Kissoon, N., Marshall, J.C., Mancebo, J., Finfer, S., Hartog, C., Reinhart, K., Maitland, K., Stapleton, R.D., Kwizera, A., Amin, P., Abroug, F., Smith, O., Laake, J.H., Shrestha, G.S., Herridge, M.S.