TABLEĀ 1

Diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF): similarities and differences between the 2018 ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT clinical practice guideline and the 2018 Fleischner white paper

ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT clinical practice guideline [1]Fleischner white paper consensus statement [2]
Number of authors3417
Overlapping authors8
Endorsing scientific societiesMultipleSingle
Multidisciplinary natureYesYes
Question-based structureYesYes
Systematic search of the literatureYesYes
Evidence-based approach (Institute of Medicine standards)YesNo
PICO questions/formatYesNo
Expert opinion-based approachNoYes
Grading of recommendationsYesNo
Published in a peer-reviewed journalYesYes
Implementation and interest to all stakeholders (policy makers, regulating agencies, IPF community-at-large)Yes?

ATS: American Thoracic Society; ERS: European Respiratory Society; JRS: Japanese Respiratory Society; ALAT: Latin American Thoracic Society; PICO: population, intervention, comparison, outcome.