Clinical Practice Guidelines Archive

The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ is available as a public resource for current, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Between 1992 and 1996, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) sponsored development of a series of 19 clinical practice guidelines.

These guideline products are no longer viewed as guidance for current medical practice, and are provided for archival purposes only.

Before accessing an electronic version of an outdated Clinical Practice Guideline, please be advised of the following:

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services makes no warranties regarding errors or omissions and assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage resulting from the use of information contained within.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cannot endorse, or appear to endorse, derivative or excerpted materials, and it cannot be held liable for the content or use of adapted products.
  • It is the responsibility of the user to read and comply with the Electronic User Policy and Copyright Information for Clinical Practice Guidelines and to obtain permissions for use of any copyrighted materials contained within from copyright holders. Citation as to source is also required.

1. Acute Pain Management
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide: Adults / Pediatric
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

2. Urinary Incontinence in Adults
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

Helping People With Incontinence: Caregiver Guide
 

3. Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

4. Cataract in Adults
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

5. Depression in Primary Care
Clinical Guide: Detection and Diagnosis / Treatment
Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

6. Sickle Cell Disease
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

7. Early HIV Infection
Notice on HIV Guideline Products

8. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

9. Management of Cancer Pain
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

10. Unstable Angina
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

11. Heart Failure
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

12. Otitis Media with Effusion
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

13. Quality Mammography
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

14. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

15. Pressure Ulcer Treatment
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

16. Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

17. Cardiac Rehabilitation
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish

18. Smoking Cessation
 Notice on Smoking Cessation Guideline Products (Guideline Updated in 2008)

19. Early Alzheimer's Disease
Clinical Guide / Quick Reference Guide
Consumer Version: English / Spanish
Early Alzheimer's Disease: Recognition and Assessment—Overview
Early Alzheimer's Disease: Patient and Family Guide

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Page last reviewed November 2014
Internet Citation: Clinical Practice Guidelines Archive. November 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/archive.html