You’ll see a combination of AAFP-developed guidelines and recommendations from external organizations (e.g. USPSTF or other medical specialty societies) that have been reviewed for endorsement or support. AAFP clinical guidance includes different types of evidence-based recommendations such as preventive services, clinical practice guidelines, and Choosing Wisely. These recommendations cover topics across the lifespan of your patients.
For recommendations developed by other organizations, the AAFP completes a review using set criteria to ensure a rigorous methodology, relevance to family medicine, and patient-oriented outcomes.
The AAFP has developed and released the newest Clinical Practice Guideline, COPD Exacerbation Management. It offers key recommendations for adults with acute exacerbations of COPD.