Clinical Practice Guidelines Archive
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ taken down on July 16, 2018, because federal funding though AHRQ was no longer available to support them. Please visit AHRQ's Guidelines and Measures (GAM) microsite to find information about its legacy guidelines and measures clearinghouses.
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Before accessing an electronic version of an outdated Clinical Practice Guideline, please be advised of the following: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.
7. Early HIV Infection
Notice on HIV Guideline Products
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