Role of Peer Reviewers
The KHA-CARI Guidelines provide a summary of the available evidence and make formal recommendations only when there is supportive evidence in accordance with the GRADE process. To ensure that this is achieved, nephrologists and allied health individuals are invited to critically review the guidelines before they are published. Peer reviewers are chosen for their expertise on a topic by topic basis.
A checklist designed to match the content of a KHA-CARI Guideline is provided to reviewers. The aim of the peer review is to provide a critical appraisal of the guidelines to the writers that will ultimately result in better health care and health outcomes for Australians with kidney disease. Peer review comments must be addressed prior to publication of a guideline.