AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) External Web Site Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America’s Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).
The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health care professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use. For more information and to access the resource, please visit www.Guideline.gov.
AHRQ’s Effective Healthcare Program
When it comes to choosing the right medication or best health care treatment, reliable information can be hard to find. Most information is about a single drug, medical device or procedure. As a result, patients and their clinicians may make treatment decisions without fully considering the risks and benefits of available treatment options. The Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) conducts comparative effectiveness research to highlight the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of different treatment options for common conditions.
Launched in September 2005, AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program has created free evidence-based resources for pharmacists and patients (in English and Spanish), including research summaries, continuing education modules and slide presentations, among other tools. For more information and to access the resources, please visit effectivehealthcare.AHRQ.gov.