Without renewed federal funding, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National
Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website, https://guideline.gov, goes offline July 16.
Five AAP clinical practice guidelines were included: brief resolved unexplained events,
bronchiolitis, acute bacterial sinusitis, acute otitis media and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The guidelines remain available on the AAP Publications website, http://bit.ly/2xPnGRL. Pediatricians can no longer reference the NGC site for comparisons of guidelines
on similar topics from different organizations. The site draws about 200,000 visitors
The NGC initiative included a database and website with information on evidence-based
health care quality measures developed by the health care community and others that
met specific inclusion criteria. Summaries included an analysis of the levels of recommendation
(weak, moderate, strong) and NGC Extent Adherence to Trustworthy Standards assessments.
At press time, the agency announced that it was unclear when or if the work would
be carried out or continued by another entity.