ACP Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations
ACP develops three types of clinical recommendations through the Clinical Guidelines Committee and the High Value Care Committee.
Clinical Guidelines Committee
Clinical Guidelines are based on a systematic review of the literature. A systematic review is a critical assessment and evaluation of all research studies that address a particular clinical issue.
Guidance Statements involve a methodological review of existing guidelines, rather than a systematic review of available evidence.
High Value Care Committee
Best Practice Advice are developed through a narrative review of available evidence and guidelines in order to evaluate the benefits, harms, and costs of a test or intervention.
Hypertension Limbo: Balancing Benefits, Harms, and Patient Preferences Before We Lower the Bar on Blood Pressure (Editorial from the Clinical Guidelines Committee on recent hypertension guideline from the American College of Cardiology /American Heart Association) Full text
Hemoglobin A1c Targets for Glycemic Control With Pharmacologic Therapy for Nonpregnant Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Guidance Statement Update From the American College of Physicians. Full text
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Back to the March 2018 issue of ACP International