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 Clinical Practice Guidelines

 Clinical Consensus Statements

 Development Tools

 Guideline Task Force (GTF)

The GTF has been established to review and prioritize topics submitted for guideline development. The GTF is comprised of representatives from multiple specialty and subspecialty societies. The group meets biannually to review guideline development progress and to prioritize upcoming work products.

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 Public Comment

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 Partnerships and Collaborators

CW-logoThe American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is proud to have joined with 16 other specialty groups—each of which released a list of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" on February 21, 2013. Learn more.


ahrq-logo  AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse: A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).


Guidelines International Network: The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) is an international not-for-profit association of organizations and individuals involved in clinical practice guidelines. G-I-N seeks to improve the quality of health care by promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines and their application into practice, through supporting international collaboration. G-I-N's Guideline Library contains regularly-updated information about guidelines of the G-I-N membership.

The Cochrane Collaboration: An international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. We work together to help healthcare providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, by preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews - over 5,000 so far, published online in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of The Cochrane Library. We also prepare the largest collection of records of randomised controlled trials in the world, called CENTRAL, published as part of The Cochrane Library.

 Research Gaps

These research gaps identified are not a comprehensive list of all research areas that AAO-HNSF is currently supporting or plans to support in the future. The AAO-HNSF is committed to supporting new, innovative hypothesis-driven, meritorious research which can lead to improving the overall health and quality of life for people treated by Otolaryngologists. Click the subspecialty to view research gaps.

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 AAO-HNSF Endorsed External Guidelines

 Seeking Panel Members/Peer Reviewers/Endorsement