Guidelines are systematically developed statements of appropriate care designed to assist the practitioner and patient make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.
Guidelines from reputable, authoritative organizations are usually based on the most current, relevant research, but ...
Guidelines are developed using widely varying standards. Cost may be considered as well as health outcomes.
Professional specialty organizations and associations are often good resources for evidence-based practice guidelines. Ex. AWHONN.
Locate clinical practice guidelines using:
ECRI Guidelines Trust
ECRI Guidelines Trust has replaced the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which was was disabled on July 16, 2018 due to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) inability to continue its funding. For details on what the new site includes see their FAQ page.
Best Practice Information Sheets
Joanna Briggs Institute. Guidelines produced specifically for practicing health professionals and based on the best available international research evidence as reported in systematic reviews.