WEBTREATS: Guidelines

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive: the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URL’s are subject to change without warning.

ABIM Foundation:  Choosing Wisely
The Choosing Wisely site links to evidence-based information on key tests and procedures whose necessity should be questioned and discussed by patients and their health care providers.
 
Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) Guidelines & Recommendations
This site links to the fulltext of USPSTF guidelines, the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, and other resources.

AGREE Collaboration
AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation) is an international collaboration to improve the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines by establishing a shared framework for their development, reporting and assessment.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Toward Optimized Practice (TOP)
The fulltext of Toward Optimized Practice Clinical Practice Guidelines are available here.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP guidelines are available through this specific site, AAP Policy.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The fulltext of all current College guidelines are available on the members' side of the College website under Resources & Publications. Users can search fulltext or browse lists to select specific documents.

The Annual Women’s Health Care page links to current College primary care assessment guidelines in women’s health.

Current list of titles of ACOG Committee Opinions

Current list of titles of ACOG Practice Bulletins 

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)  ACNM Library
ACNM resources, including position statements, issue briefs, fact sheets, and more, are searchable by keyword or category.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
This specific ACS page links to current ACS position statements, Statements on Principles, Bylaws, and other ACS guidelines.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
AIUM Practice Guidelines and Positions Statements are both available through the AIUM website. 

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
All current ASCCP consensus guidelines are linked through this page.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
The fulltext of current ASRM Practice Committee Documents are available through this page.  Many of the guidelines are only accessible online to ASRM members.

ASRM Ethics Committee documents are found on a separate page.

American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
AUGS Guidelines and Statements are found here.

CDC Stacks: Collections Overview
The CDC curated Stacks collections include historic and current CDC documents on several topics, including guidelines and recommendations, reproductive health, and open access articles written by CDC staff.

Centre for Effective Practice (CEP)
CEP is a Canadian not-for-profit organization enabling appropriate care in primary care through the development and implementation of relevant, evidence-based programs and tools.  GAC (Guidelines Advisory Committee) is now part of CEP.

CMA Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
These guidelines are produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial, territorial medical/health organization, professional society, government agency, or expert panel.  This site also provides the CMA Handbook on Clinical Practice Guidelines and a guide to these guidelines.

COGS: The Conference on Guideline Standardization

Endocrine Society

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Documents of the Task Force Ethics and Law
The Task Force Ethics & Law draws up ethical guidelines on specific moral issues in the practice of ART.
See also ESHRE Position Papers.

Guide to Community Preventive Services

GuideLine Implementability Appraisal v. 2.0 (GLIA)
GLIA, developed by faculty at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, provides information about a guideline’s implementability to:  a guideline authoring group and those individuals who choose guidelines for application.

Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)
G-I-N is an international not-for-profit association of organizations and individuals involved in clinical guideline development.

Health Services Technology Assessment
Users can search the entire collection of HSTAT Publications, including materials from AHRQ, NTIS, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, and NIH Clinical Studies and Consensus Development Statements.

Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
HTAi is the national professional society supporting those who produce and use health technology assessment information.

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
Joint FIGO statements are available through this link. 

International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
INAHTA's mission is to provide a forum for the identification and pursuit of interests common to health technology assessment agencies.

Joint Commission 
This site provides information about the Joint Commission, accreditation information, publications, and links to other healthcare sites.

National Academies (NAS)
The fulltext of many recently released Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports available on this site.  NAS also lists available publications, events, and news.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust, March, 2011

NCI Bethesda System Website Atlas
The ASC-NCI Bethesda Task Force coordinates this website, which offers 349 cervical cytology images.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
NGC is a database of current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines sponsored by AHRQ. 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE is an independent organization responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.  Guidelines are grouped by broad topic.  Users can also search for specific topics through the search box.

NIH Consensus Development Program (Archived Page)
In 2013, the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) formally retired the Consensus Development Program.  Over 160 consensus statements can be found in the online archive.

NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (NHS)
The NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme publishes guidelines on specific clinical topics and on the guideline development process.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
The fulltext of current RANZCOG statements are available through this page.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Search by topic, type of guideline, or both, using the advanced search.  Non-RCOG guidelines are available through link.

Scottish Intecollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
SIGN develops and disseminates national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Selected current SMFM guidelines are among the fulltext publications available through this site.  Some documents may require SMFM membership to access.

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO)
SGO guidelines are available fulltext through this page.
SGO Position Statements are also available.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines are found here.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The updates and recommendations for the Guide to Preventive Clinical Services are available through this site.

NGC-L Discussion List
NGC-L provides a forum for clinical practice guideline development, methodology, research, dissemination, implementation, and use.  Sign up at http://www.list.ahrq.gov/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=NGC-l&A=1.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Evidence Based Medicine for related links. 
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