Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines & Policies, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics Medical practice guidelines summarize the best practice in a particular area of healthcare.
They define important questions related to clinical practice and outline decision options and their outcomes. The intent is to improve the connection between evidence and practice, raise the standard of care, and guide the decision-making process.
Historically, medical practice guidelines were based on tradition. Modern guidelines are written by medical associations or governmental organization using the most current data and best evidence.
Guideline.gov served as the clearinghouse for Federal guidelines through AHRQ until 7/16/2018 when it was no longer funded. You can find archived versions of existing guidelines in the following places:
Please note, the further we move from the end date of 7/16/2018, the less relevant the included guidelines will become.