National Guidelines Clearinghouse:
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 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, nurses, 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.
Clinical Evidence (BMJ):
Clinical Evidence is a new kind of decision-support resource. At our heart is an international peer reviewed journal publishing systematic reviews of important clinical conditions, but Clinical Evidence goes well beyond the boundaries of a conventional journal. We constantly update our reviews and integrate them with a range of additional evidence based medicine (EBM) resources to create a powerful support tool, providing busy clinicians with access to the very latest and most relevant medical knowledge for treatment decisions.”
AHRQ is the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), complementing the biomedical research mission of its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health. It is home to research centers that specialize in major areas of health care research:
- Quality improvement and patient safety.
- Outcomes and effectiveness of care.
- Clinical practice and technology assessment.
- Health care organization and delivery systems.
- Primary care (including preventive services).
- Health care costs and sources of payment.
A major source of funding and technical assistance for health services research and research training at leading U.S. universities and other institutions, AHRQ is also a science partner, working with the public and private sectors to build the knowledge base for what works—and does not work—in health and health care and to translate this knowledge into everyday practice and policymaking.
TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice):
The evolution of the TRIP Database has been guided by the desire to answer real clinical questions using the principles of evidence based medicine. TRIP Database Ltd’s involvement in clinical question answering (for more information see TRIP Knowledge Services) has shown the type of material that is useful in answering genuine questions health professionals have.