Table 1

Characteristics of the included guidelines58

GuidelineCountry (region)YearCountry income classification*Target populationsOverall quality score
China (MoH)54China2003UMC A1
Dermatology Advisor47Global2017C, P, A, O, H1
DermNet48Global2014C, A2
eMedicine49Global2020 A1
Ireland HPSC53Ireland2021HIC A1
Medscape51Global2019 A2
NCDC44Nigeria2019LMICC, A, H3
Singapore FETP46Singapore2020HIC A3
Taiwan CDC45Taiwan2009UMCC, P, A, H1
UpToDate50Global2021C, P, A6
  • *World bank country income classification 57

  • A, adults; C, children; CDC, Centers for Disease Control; ECDC, European Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; FETP, Singapore Field Epidemiology Training Programme; H, people living with HIV/immunosuppression; HIC, high-income country; HPSC, Health Protection Surveillance Centre; LMIC, lower-middle-income country; MoH, Ministry of Health; NCDC, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; O, older adults; P, pregnant women; PHE, Public Health England; UKHSA, UK Health Security Agency; UMC, upper-middle-income country.