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Evidence-Based Practice: Practice Guidelines

Information and resources on EBP including PICO

What are Practice Guidelines?

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.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - A GOOD PLACE TO START


Due to loss of funding, the National Guildeline Clearinghouse (NGC) has been dismantled. The ECRI Institute created a new resource ECRI Guidelines Trust in response to the discontinuation of the NCG. Registration is currently free and is required for access.

MSK Resources for Finding Guidelines

Other Guideline Resources (Organizations, Associations, etc.)