Clinical Recommendations

ECRI Guidelines Trust™

ECRI Guidelines Trust™ is a publicly available web-based repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date, clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Created in 1984, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. All recommendations are published on the Task Force’s website and/or in a peer-reviewed journal.

American Academy of Family Physicians

Choosing Wisely®

The Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, was developed to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.

AAFP is one of the leading physician specialty societies committed to supporting Choosing Wisely® with the goal of ensuring high-quality, cost-effective care to patients. To help reduce unnecessary or harmful treatments and tests, AAFP has identified tests and procedures that both doctors and patients should carefully consider and openly discuss before incorporating them into a treatment plan. For more information on Choosing Wisely® from AAFP, click here.

Resources to Help Incorporate Choosing Wisely® Into Practice

AAFP's clinical journal, American Family Physician (AFP), has taken a multifaceted approach to promoting the Choosing Wisely campaign and making the recommendations easily accessible. AFP medical editors identified and organized the recommendations that are particularly relevant to primary care clinicians. Users can search trecommendations by keyword, topic area, sponsoring organization. or source on the AFP website and choose which related information—rationale, topic area, sponsoring organization, and/or source—to display alongside the recommendations retrieved. Users also can download a table showing the complete list of primary care-relevant recommendations as a PDF. Both the search tool and the table will be updated on a monthly basis as more recommendations are released.

View and download patient education handouts about tests and procedures to consider carefully from