Guideline and Research Organizations Worldwide for Transparency and Harmonization (GROWTH)

Welcome to GROWTH, an innovative set of initiatives launched by Doctor Evidence to improve communication among disparate segments of the health ecosystem. GROWTH is committed to facilitating trustworthy clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) using methodologically rigorous evidence-based techniques. This site provides networks to find and connect people and organizations across the evidence-based medicine (EBM) spectrum, as well as links to tools that make systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and guidelines quicker and easier, facilitating continual maintenance of living guidelines.


Doctor Evidence platforms provide EBM organizations unprecedented abilities to conduct PICO-based searches of available evidence, meticulously extract and digitize data, analyze the evidence, and draft guidelines in a seamless end-to-end solution. GROWTH Evidence members, comprised of EBM organizations, are encouraged to collaborate on their evidence reviews and guidelines development, resulting in harmonized recommendations that are easy to update.


The GROWTH Map facilitates this collaboration among members of the EBM community by turning a static world map into an interactive workspace to find and connect people and organizations working on similar topics. Users can filter based on a variety of characteristics, revealing pinpoint locations and useful information for each organization.


GROWTH Patients is similar to GROWTH Evidence, but is exclusively for patients and patient-focused organizations. Becoming a member provides unique networking advantages and facilitates patient involvement in guidelines and other EBM activities.


In the GROWTH Collaborative, feedback can be provided within a secure environment to all organizations in the ecosystem on the methodologies behind CPGs, how various studies fared in the evidence appraisals, and why. Scientific Evaluation Reports are provided at stakeholder’s request, giving detailed analyses of the science behind recommendations.