This review demonstrates that public health emergency information sources can be improved upon to insure trustworthiness and utility of information.
The World Health Organization recommends the following principles when developing and communicating guidelines and recommendations:
- Be transparent
- Minimize the risk of bias
- Present implementable, impactful, evidence-based recommendations
Other helpful tips include consistent formatting of information products; complete information such as source, date, and conflicts of interest to assess credibility; and accessible products. Also, when possible, peer review of information sources should occur before dissemination.