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ACP Clinical Recommendations

ACP develops three different types of clinical recommendations: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Clinical Guidance Statements, and Best Practice Advice. ACP's goal is to provide clinicians with recommendations based on the best available evidence; to inform clinicians of when there is no evidence; and finally, to help clinicians deliver the best health care possible.

Current Guidelines - based on a systematic review of the literature.

Guidance Statements - based on a review of existing guidelines.

Best Practice Advice - developed through a review of available evidence and guidelines; evaluates the value of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions.

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Comparative Guideline Tables

Comparative Guideline Tables are succinct summaries of recommendations from a variety of US and international organizations regarding controversial topics in screening, prevention, and management from ACP Smart Medicine, ACP's evidence-based clinical decision support tool. Tables describe important gaps in guideline recommendations and provide clinical recommendations from ACP Smart Medicine editors.

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Patient Summaries
Patient summaries are available for many of ACP's guidelines and guidance statements.

Guideline Reprints
Request bulk reprints of all guidelines published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Search ACP's complete collection of clinical, ethics, and public policy recommendations.

High Value Care
Access resources and information for ACP's High Value Care initiative.

Access your peers' clinical expertise in our ACP members-only Special Interest Groups virtual community.

ACP Depression Care Guide provides physicians with team-based practices for screening, diagnosis, and management of depression in primary care settings.

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What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

Maintenance of Certification: What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

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