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Guidelines

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. Tables describe important gaps in guideline recommendations and provide clinical recommendations from ACP.

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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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