ILCOR process for prioritizing PICO questions for systematic reviews

This flowchart depicts the ILCOR process for prioritizing PICO questions for systematic reviews. (“ILCOR” is an acronym that stands for “International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.” “PICO” is an acronym that stands for “Population, Intervention, Comparator, and Outcome.”) The diagram includes eight boxes. The top box indicates there were “274 PICO questions from 2010.” From this box, arrows point to three boxes, each representing a different course of action. The questions were either “retired as not relevant to current practice,” “considered low priority because of few developments in the field,” or “combined and merged with other questions.” For those questions that were combined and merged with other questions, the flowchart continues. The next box indicates “391 PICO questions were prioritized for 2015 review.” This box has two inputs as well as one output. The first input box contains the text, “New topics added based on task force or public comment.” The second input box says, “New ILCOR First Aid Task Force developed 55 PICO questions.” The output box for the 391 PICO questions prioritized for 2015 review indicates that there were “165 systematic reviews completed.” This figure is copyright 2015 by the American Heart Association. There is a caption beneath this Figure which reads: “ILCOR process for prioritizing PICO questions for systematic reviews.”