National Guideline Clearinghouse™, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

Center for Outcomes and Evidence 540 Gaither Road, 6th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
301-427-1364 (Voice)


The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health 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. NGC does not have professionals on staff who are available to directly answer patients' questions and/or to advise on health-related issues or experiences.

Print Resources

New and updated guidelines that meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria are published summarized on the NGC website and available for download.

Review Date

Thursday, Jul 07, 2011