How can I find guidelines on this portal?
You can browse guidelines linked to from this portal by using any of these pre-defined categories.
Condition or disease: find guidelines linked to a particular term derived from the National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The MeSH terms allocated to a guideline are displayed on the portal to assist you in finding similar guidelines.
Guideline developer: find guidelines produced by a specific developer.
Life stage: find a guideline concerned with the care of a patient at a particular stage of life (e.g.: the neonate), or a containing specific sections or chapters about a life stage (e.g.: the treatment of lymphoma in adolescents).
Guideline funder: identify public and private funding agencies that have partially or completely funded clinical practice guidelines.
Year of publication: find guidelines from a specific year during the last five years.
Health-care setting: find a guideline concerned with care in a specific setting (e.g.: residential aged care) or containing sections or chapters about care in a specific setting (e.g.: smoking cessation counselling in the primary care setting).
Evidence documentation: guidelines meeting selection criterion three are categorised as ‘evidence documented’, that is the guideline, accompanying document or website contains a full description of the literature review and search process.
NHMRC approved: find guidelines approved by the NHMRC.
In addition to browsing you can search for clinical practice guidelines by guideline name or keywords using the ‘or search for’ function. You may prefer to use this function if you are unfamiliar with MeSH terms. See the advanced search help page for information on how to perform an advanced search using the search tools built into the portal.
Which guidelines are included?
This portal only contains links to Australian guidelines that have been assessed against the selection criteria and are less than five years old. As the Clinical Practice Guideline Portal and Register grows, it is expected that the number of newly published guidelines which meet all four criteria will increase.
How often is the portal updated?
Links to new guidelines are added to the portal every month. In keeping with international best practice, links to guidelines which have not been updated for five years will be removed from the portal. These guidelines are listed on the news page. For access to these guidelines you are encouraged to approach the developer directly.
Where do I go for help?
If you need help in using this portal, if you would like to suggest a clinical practice guideline to be considered for inclusion or if you have any other enquiry, please email email@example.com.
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