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The Importance of Quick-Reference Guidelines: Summaries of Related Studies

Increased pressure to provide high-quality, evidence-based care has driven the rapid proliferation of clinical practice guidelines and thousands of new and updated medical guidelines from hundreds of medical societies and government organizations are published each year. This dramatic increase in the number of published guidelines gives  healthcare providers more evidence to consider when managing their Read More...
The Importance of Quick-Reference Guidelines: Summaries of Related Studies

Appraising and Scoring Clinical Practice Guidelines for Trust and Quality – The Good, The Bad and The Confusing

Increased pressure to provide high-quality, evidence-based care has driven the rapid proliferation of clinical practice guidelines and thousands of new and updated medical guidelines from hundreds of medical societies and government organizations are published each year. This dramatic increase in the number of published guidelines gives  healthcare providers more evidence to consider when managing their Read More

Where Are The Guidelines Now? Three Months After the Closure of AHRQ’s NGC

It’s been roughly three months since the closure of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) on July 16, 2018. The defunding and closure of NGC left a significant gap in the healthcare community that yet remains to be filled. AHRQ stated that approximately 2.4 million healthcare professionals visited the NGC Read More

An Introduction to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Students

An Introduction to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Students – Whether you are an aspiring physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other allied healthcare professional, at some point you will need to familiarize yourself with clinical practice guidelines. This article will take a look at exactly what clinical guidelines are, why they are created, and most importantly, why Read More

Update on the Pending NGC Shut Down – NGC’s Guideline Summaries Will NOT Be Lost for Good

There has been much talk over the last few weeks about AHRQ‘s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), and its unfortunate demise. Politics and potential motives aside, one of the most commonly echoed fears is that the 1,500+ clinical guideline summaries currently available on the NGC website will disappear forever. While that indeed would be terrible for Read More

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Alternatives to AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse: Finding Guideline Summaries In a Post-NGC World

Recently, you may have heard that the National Guideline Clearinghouse (also known as NGC and guideline.gov) website will shut down after July 16, 2018. This abrupt end to a staple for healthcare professionals is due to defunding of some of AHRQ’s programs. If you are one of the two million visitors to the National Guideline Clearinghouse each Read More

Announcing Our Newest Partner – The American Gastroenterological Association

Guideline Central and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) are partnering to create and disseminate user-friendly versions of the AGA Institute clinical guidelines.   The AGA clinical guidelines are evidence-based recommendations derived from systematic reviews of available medical literature that help guide clinical decision-making. Learn more at www.gastro.org/guidelines. As the quantity of available guidelines continues to Read More

The Importance of Quick-Reference Guidelines: Summaries of Related Studies

If you haven’t seen our clinical practice guidelines infographic, make sure to take a look. Based on the popularity of that blog post, we decided to create another along those lines. As you may already know, our goal with GUIDELINES Pocket Cards and Apps is improve patient outcomes by making sure clinicians have access to Read More

See Us at DDW14 – Free AASLD and ANMS Digital Guidelines for All!

In honor of Digestive Disease Week 2014, Guideline Central in partnership with the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, will be giving away three months free access to all digital AASLD and ANMS guidelines. Free GUIDELINES titles include: Hepatitis B [AASLD] Acute Liver Failure [AASLD] Constipation Read More

GUIDELINES Update – 4/14

We’re Revamping Our Mobile Apps Our Guideline Central mobile apps have over 60,000 users, and that number is growing every day. To accommodate the growing user base, we’re in the process of designing and creating a version 2.0. One of the biggest additions – we’re planning to expand our free library by over 500%. We’re Read More

ACC 2014 Meeting Promotion

Improve Patient Outcomes. New ACC/AHA Pocket Cards. Limited Time – Free 3 Month Trial of all Four New ACC Digital Pocket Cards To claim your guidelines: Open your Guideline Central app (or use download links below) Login or create an account Tap the settings button on the home screen – it looks like a gear Tap Read More

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