The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) is inviting health care organizations and other groups to submit their clinical practice guidelines for inclusion in what is envisioned as a 1-stop electronic database that will allow physicians, patients, and others with a computer and modem to tap into thousands of clinical guidelines (Federal Register. 1998;63:18027). Guidelines must meet certain inclusion criteria—they must, for example, contain systematically developed statements that include information that helps health care professionals make decisions about appropriate care in specific clinical situations.
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