Yearly Clinical Guidelines Stats and Recap for 2022 Hero Image

Introducing our new Yearly Recap series, intended to highlight the key data and trends in the world of clinical practice guidelines, we will kick it off with our first article that will cover some of the main data points relating to guidelines that were published in 2022. Keep in mind, this list is focused only on organizations in the USA that produce guidelines and groups that publish “global” guidelines.

First, let’s take a closer look at the number published and relative frequency. There have been 188 new guidelines added to the library (so far) in 2022.

Number of Guidelines Published in 2022

June19December 4

It will be interesting to see how this trend plays out year over year. As it stands, February is the month that averages the most guidelines per day! 

Next, let’s take a look at relative popularity (at least on our Guideline Central platform). Below is a list of the guidelines released in 2022 that were requested most often on the Guideline Central website from January 2022 to December 2022.

Most Requested Medical Guidelines Published in 2022

SocietyPublish Date
1Heart FailureAmerican College of Cardiology (ACC)
& American Heart Association (AHA)
Apr. 1
2Standards of Medical Care
in Diabetes
American Diabetes Association (ADA)Dec. 12
3Nutrition Interventions in
Adults with Diabetic
Foot Ulcers
American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS)Oct. 21
4Coronary Artery RevascularizationAmerican College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), & Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)Dec. 9
5Diagnosis and Treatment
of Lumbar Disc Herniation
with Radiculopathy
North American Spine Society (NASS)Mar. 15
6Treatment of ExtendedSpectrum
β-lactamase Producing
Enterobacterales (ESBLE), Carbapenem-Resistant
Enterobacterales (CRE),
and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Difficult-to-Treat Resistance
(DTRP. aeruginosa)
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)Apr. 19
7Physical Therapist Management
of Parkinson Disease
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)Dec. 28
8Mastitis SpectrumAcademy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)May 17
9Management of Major
Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Veterans Health Administration / Department of Defense (VA/DoD)Apr. 26
10Prevention and Management
of Pain, Agitation, Neuromuscular
Blockade, and Delirium in
Critically Ill Pediatric Patients
With Consideration of the
ICU Environment and Early Mobility
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)Feb. 4

One of the biggest surprises of the year is the ALPS document for Nutrition Interventions in Adults with Diabetic Foot Ulcers! This is the first official document produced by ALPS (the American Limb Preservation Society), and from the looks of it, was a very well received document!

To wrap things up, let’s take a look at the guidelines with the longest average viewing duration or session duration (in minutes and seconds). We limited these results to guidelines that had been viewed 100 or more times in 2022. 

Top Guidelines Session Durations in 2022

SocietyGuidelineAvg. Duration
American Thyroid Association (ATA)Management of Patients with
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
American Thyroid Association (ATA)Diagnosis and Management of
Hyperthyroidism and Other
Causes of Thyrotoxicosis
American College of Cardiology (ACC)
& American Heart Association (AHA)
Management of Patients
with Atrial Fibrillation
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) &
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Outpatient Management of
Fever and Neutropenia in
Adults Treated for Malignancy
American Academy of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS)
Otitis Media with Effusion8:22
American College of Cardiology (ACC)
& American Heart Association (AHA)
Coronary Artery Revascularization7:56
American Thoracic Society (ATS) &
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Diagnosis and Treatment
of Adults with
Community-Acquired Pneumonia
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)Alcohol Withdrawal Management7:19
Endocrine Society (ES)Acromegaly6:43
American Psychiatric Association (APA)Treatment of Patients
With Schizophrenia

So, there you have it! In second part of the medical guidelines Yearly Recap series, we will take a look at the top guidelines overall based on number of views, regardless of the calendar year in which they were published. 

Have suggestions for a future series? Let us know! We’d love to hear your opinions and ideas on how we can share this data with the community!

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