Clinical Practice Guidelines


CPG: Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations

This guideline was published in the April 2021 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery on April 6. This clinical practice guideline (CPG) is intended for otolaryngologists who perform surgery and clinicians who manage pain after surgical procedures.

These multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines were developed by the AAO-HNSF. As defined by the Institute of Medicine, Clinical Practice Guidelines are “statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.” Guidelines are one way of increasing implementation of evidence into practice. They can serve as a guide to best practices, a framework for clinical decision making, and a benchmark for evaluating performance.

Published Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Development and Our Development Queue

Currently in Development:

Development Queue:

  • The Surgical Management of Rhinosinusitis (Single Specialty)
  • Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy
  • Age Related Hearing Loss

Clinical Practice Guidelines Resources


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