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Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines

Decision support incorporated into a clinical information system must be evidence-based and tailored to the needs of the individual users, whether they are primary care physicians or hospital intensivists, pediatricians or psychiatrists.

The following web pages contain evidence-based clinical guidelines as defined by leading medical organizations of the United States. These or other evidence-based guidelines must be used when defining the rules and algorithms of a Clinical Decision Support system.

General Guidelines

  • National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH

Home Page [1] Index [2]

  • Women’s Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services:


  • Pediatric Practice Guidelines, AAP:


  • Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association:


  • Adolescent Psychiatry, AACAP:


  • Guidelines, American College of Physicians:


  • Clinical Recommendations, American Academy of Family Physicians:


  • National Institute of Medicine Consensus Statements:


  • Evidence Based Practice, AHRQ:


  • Clinical Practice Guidelines, AHRQ:


  • OB/GYN, American College of OB/GYN: requires password
  • U.S. Preventative Service Task Force Guidelines:

Main Page: [12] Topic Index: [13]

  • A to Z Index, Center for Disease Control:

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Condition Specific Guidelines

  • Adolescent Preventative Services: [15]
  • Asthma:

[16] [17]

  • Atrial Fibrillation, new onset: [18]
  • Cancer

[19] [20]

  • Cholesterol: : [21]
  • Health Supervision in Infants, Children and Adolescents, Bright Futures: [23]
  • Hypertension: [24]
  • Otitis Media: [25]
Margaret Donahue