Also known as clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), practice guidelines are produced by different health-care organizations and professional bodies at the local, regional or national level. These guidelines address a variety of medical issues and conditions. Although practice guidelines provide practice recommendations based on a systematic review of the research, guidelines produced by different organizations may make varying recommendations based on the process used to collect and analyze the evidence.
Below is a list of guideline resources, some generic and some with a specialized focus. These resources are good starting points in identifying relevant guidelines to contribute to evidence-based decision making and clinical excellence.