NGC Update Service: May 18, 2015

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)


May 18, 2015

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

Department of Veterans Affairs

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Withdrawn Summaries

AIM Specialty Health

  • Appropriate use criteria: imaging of the abdomen & pelvis.
  • Appropriate use criteria: imaging of the chest.
  • Appropriate use criteria: imaging of the extremities.
  • Appropriate use criteria: imaging of the head & neck.
  • Appropriate use criteria: imaging of the spine.

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

  • Colorectal cancer screening.


Conference News

  • The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 12th annual conference will take place from October 7–10, 2015 in Amsterdam. The theme is "Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective." To register and book a pre-conference course, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is excited to announce that its research conference will be held October 4–6, 2015, in Crystal City, VA. The conference will bring authorities in health care research and policy together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today's challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. Visit the conference home page for more information.
  • The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) continues to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, is available on the G-I-N Web site.

NGC Spotlight

Health Awareness Topics - May 2015

NGC's Sister Resource

Look for Quality Measures in AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC).