ECRI Guidelines Trust: Tool to Access Clinical Practice Guidelines

The ECRI Guidelines Trust is a new portal to access evidence-based clinical practice guidelines summaries. The ECRI Institute, a non-profit organization focused on bringing applied scientific research to healthcare, created this guideline repository in response to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) loss of funding for National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) in July 2018. For 20 years, ECRI Institute worked with AHRQ to develop and maintain the NGC website.

Developed independently from NGC, Guidelines Trust is a growing resource that includes clinical practice guidelines that meet the following inclusion criteria:

  1. Available in English and published online within the last five years
  2. Include recommendations statements on patient care
  3. Be created by a medical specialty association, professional medical society or relevant clinical guideline organization
  4. Be based on a verifiable systematic review

Each guideline summary also includes ECRI's TRUST (Transparency and Rigor Using Standards of Trustworthiness) Scorecard that rates guidelines based on the Institute of Medicine standards for trustworthiness. 

ECRI Guidelines Trust is freely accessible to the public with the creation of an account. Register here