AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website has closed; archive list available here.

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) closed a site they managed, guidelines.gov – National Guideline Clearinghouse, (NGC), due to insufficient funding. It was a collection of medical care guidelines from many different organizations screened for quality and available with a variety of search options.

Written material by U.S. government agencies can be shared for non-profit educational purposes within the guidelines of Fair Use. Copies of the collected list of medical guidelines are available here. I hope to add links to the original material but in the meantime readers can look up the links for themselves. The statement about the change can be seen on the ahrq.gov site. I left the original links in the list of collected guidelines but they all go to the same statement now instead of to the original page on the guidelines.gov site.

Guideline Summary Categories included 15 areas of medical practice:

  1. Cardiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 files : Cardiology [archive list, 7/16/18]
  2. Critical Care  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 files : Critical Care [archive list]
  3. Emergency Medicine   . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 files : Emergency Med [archive list]
  4. Family Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 files : Family Practice [archive list]
  5. Geriatrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 files : Geriatrics [archive list, 7/16/18]
  6. Infectious Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 files : Infectious Disease [archive list]
  7. Internal Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 files : Internal Med [archive list]
  8. Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  47 files : Nursing [archive list, 7/16/18]
  9. Obstetrics & Gynecology  . . . . . . . . . .  50 files : Ob & Gyn [archive list, 7/16/18]
  10. Oncology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 files : Oncology [archive list, 7/16/18]
  11. Orthopedic Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 files : Orth. Surgergy [archive list]
  12. Pediatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 files : Pediatrics [archive list, 7/16/18]
  13. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation . 28 files : Phys Med & Rehab [archive list]
  14. Psychiatry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 files : Psychiatry [archive list, 7/16/18]
  15. Surgery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 files : Surgery [archive list, 7/16/18]

I also copied the Expert Commentary section but will have to post links after reformatting in a numbered list for ease of use.

/Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes. Thanks./

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