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ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines

ACP produces "evidence-based clinical practice guidelines," which means our guidelines follow a rigorous development process and are based on the highest quality scientific evidence.

Current Guidelines

Anemia in Patients with Heart Disease
  • Guideline: Treatment of Anemia in Patients With Heart Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2013)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
  • Evidence Review: Treatment of Anemia in Patients With Heart Disease: A Systematic Review (2013)
    Full text
Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Guideline: Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1-3 Chronic Kidney Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians (2013)
    Full Text | Summary for Patients
COPD
  • Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society (2011)
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Diabetes
  • Guideline: Oral Pharmacologic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians (2012)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
Erectile Dysfunction
  • Guideline: Hormonal Testing and Pharmacologic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2009)
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  • Evidence Review: Oral Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors and Hormonal Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Full text
Inpatient Glycemic Control
  • Guideline: Use of Intensive Insulin Therapy for the Management of Glycemic Control in Hospitalized Patients: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2011)
    Full text
  • Evidence Review: Intensive Insulin Therapy in Hospitalized Patients: A Systematic Review
    Full text
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Screening Pelvic Examination
  • Guideline: Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women (2014)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
  • Evidence Review: Screening Pelvic Examinations in Asymptomatic, Average-Risk Adult Women (2014)
    Full text
Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Guideline: Diagnosis of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Executive Summary of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Primary Care From the American College of Physicians/American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2012)
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  • Guideline: Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Executive Summary of a Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians/American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2012)
    Full text | Summary for Patients | Video News ReleaseVideo Icon
Urinary Incontinence
  • Guideline: Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women (2014)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
  • Evidence Review: Benefits and Harms of Pharmacologic Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Women (2012)
    Full text
Venous Thromboembolism
    Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients
  • Guideline: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
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  • Evidence Review: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Medical Patients and Those With Stroke: A Background Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline
    Full text

For more screening and preventive care guidelines, the ACP recommends visiting the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care websites. For HIV Screening and related guidelines, the ACP recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Requests for bulk reprints (minimum, 100 copies) of all guidelines published in Annals of Internal Medicine may be made to Trish Siemion, via phone at 215-351-2837 or via email at tsiemion@acponline.org.

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