This page includes guidelines and documents to help you understand and use guidelines in clinical settings, as discussed in the Therapeutics XI/Capstone course. It is also available on the 4th year Pharmacy student guide.
Guidelines are updated frequently and some of the guidelines linked here are in the process of being updated. We will try to keep this guide updated as new guidelines are available, but you should also check the issuing organization's web sites to see if new versions are available.
The articles below are not guidelines but may be useful when interpreting guidelines or considering other aspects of patient treatment.
The following item is not a guideline, but a foundational article relating to the guidelines above.
These materials refer to the 2014 guidelines, which have been replaced by the 2018 guidelines.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a major creator and provider of evidence-based guidelines. Visit the NCCN Guidelines page to access individual guidelines covering treatment; detection, prevention, and risk reduction; supportive care; age-related recommendations; and guidelines in patient-friendly language.
National Guideline Clearinghouse will no longer be available after July 16 2018. There is no replacement product with the scope and depth of NGC. Use one or more of these sources to identify and access full-text guidelines.
Professional groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies often develop guidelines and make them available freely on their websites. Search or browse groups like the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Veterans Health Administration, or U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Use Google to find additional groups focused on your specialty.