Hundreds of clinical practice guidelines are published each year. In 2023, a total of 224 guidelines were published in the United States alone marking a 16% increase from prior year. We’ve seen a spike in guidelines being published in the months of May (32 guidelines) and August (24 guidelines) in 2023 versus a spike of 21 guidelines in February and May of 2022.
2023 Guidelines Published Per Month:
The list below highlights the number of guidelines published by month year-over-year.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked amongst the top societies with the most publications in 2023 with ASCO releasing 12 and WHO 8 guidelines.
Societies with the Most Publications in 2023:
The below list breaks downs the guidelines published in 2023 by society.
To get a better understanding of how popular guidelines are in general and how they are performing, we took a closer look at ones most often being viewed and referenced on our web and mobile app platforms in 2023.
Most Used Publications in 2023:
The list below summarizes the top guidelines by total number of uses in 2023.
Heart Failure, Beers Criteria and Diabetes Standard of Care, and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer are amongst the guidelines with the highest unique views in 2023 where as guidelines like HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer, Atrial Fibrillation, and Hyperthyroidism had the most repeat views.
Publications With Most Unique Views in 2023:
The list below represents the guidelines that were viewed by the most HCPs over the course of the year.
Publications With Most Repeat Views in 2023:
This list includes the guidelines that had the highest number of repeat viewers.
Top 5 Specialty Areas in 2023:
We looked at which specialty areas had the most views throughout 2023, and the results for the top five are listed below with Endocrinology and Cardiology taking the lead.
Publications With Highest Average Session Duration in 2023:
Session duration is based on the average amount of time each viewer spends per guideline.
Despite the poor level of awareness and lack of industry adherence, clinical practice guidelines and quick reference tools are found to be significantly valuable amongst clinicians for a variety of cases like decision-support at point of care, training and education, clinical documentation, billing/coding support, CME programs, quality measures and quality performance improvement tools.
With the year off to start, we expect the trend in guidelines being published to continue rising across all topics and specialties in 2024. Make sure to sign up for alerts to stay informed on when new guidelines have been published or updated.
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