Answered By: Michael Bailou Huang
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014     Views: 92

There are primarily three reliable resources for clinical practice guidelines and they are all produced by federal agencies.

The AHRQ Practice Guidelines (see link below) are produced by the Healthcare Research and Quality site and provides practical, evidence-based practice guidelines for the management of many common medical conditions faced by practicing physicians. Also available is the online version of the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2009: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The National Guideline Clearinghouse (see link below) is a public resource for evidence-based practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by the AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).

The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (see link below) is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is a public repository for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. The NQMC mission is to provide practitioners, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining detailed information on quality measures.

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