2016-03-18 12:00:58 UTC

Call for New Clinical Guideline Topics Now Open

March 21, 2016

We want to hear from you. Submit suggestions for new AGA guideline topics by April 18, 2016.

AGA develops clinical practice guidelines using the most up-to-date research to help you practice evidence-based medicine. Clinical practice guidelines are critical to reducing physician variation and providing high-quality patient care. We want your input for developing the next set of these critical guidelines.

By completing this online form, you may submit recommendations for guideline topics that will be developed within the next two years. You can submit more than one guideline topic by filling out the form multiple times. The deadline is April 18, 2016. Before submitting your feedback, check out the guidelines that AGA has already developed.

The AGA Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee will review guideline topics in May, prioritizing and ranking topics based on the following criteria: prevalence of disease, resource utilization, variation in care, other existing guidelines, new data/changes in diagnosis or treatment and potential for measure/quality development.

Once vetted, four new guidelines will be recommended for development throughout the year. You may be interested in reviewing the "Burden of Gastrointestinal, Liver, and Pancreatic Diseases in the United States" report when considering potential topics. We encourage you to take part in this important process and submit your topic recommendations.

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