Clinical Practice Guidelines

By invitation, the CFPC is involved in the development of some clinical practice guidelines. The CFPC acknowledges the important work of family physicians who participate in the work of other organizations in CPG development.

National databases which are collections of clinical practice guidelines

Canadian Medical Association CPG Infobase
Guidelines produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial or territorial medical or health organization or  government agency.

U.S. National Guideline Clearinghouse
The main focus is on guidelines produced in the US, but selected guidelines from other countries are included.

NHS Evidence - National Library of Guidelines  (United Kingdom)
A collection based on the guidelines produced by NICE and other national agencies. The main focus is on guidelines produced in the UK, but selected guidelines from other countries are included.

Selected Canadian associations and organizations that provide full-text clinical practice guidelines on their websites

Canadian Association of Radiologists
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Hypertension Society
Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Canadian Paediatric Society
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
Canadian Thoracic Society
Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence-based Care
Collège des médecins du Québec
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Hypertension Canada
National Advisory Committee on Immunization
National Pain Centre (McMaster University)
Public Health Agency of Canada
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Société québécoise d'hypertension artérielle
Therapeutics Initiative (BC)
Thrombosis Canada
Toward Optimized Practice Program (Alberta) 

Guideline Evaluation

The CFPC promotes the evaluation of clinical practice guide-lines and other resources. Useful evaluation tools are:

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    Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evalu-ation (AGREE) Collab-oration
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    Grading of Recom-mendations Assess-ment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE)
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    ADAPTE Collaboration

    To promote the dev-elopment and use of clinical practice guide-lines through the ad-aptation of existing guidelines.
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    Institute of Medicine Standards

    The IOM has developed eight standards for developing rigorous, trustworthy clinical practice guidelines.

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