MANAGED CARE February 1999. ©1999 Stezzi Communications

A year and a half in the making, the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research's National Guidelines Clearinghouse is up and running at This resource gives users access to thousands of clinical protocols issued by AHCPR, professional organizations, and even some health plans. Proprietary and commercial guidelines, such as those issued by Milliman & Robertson, are not on the AHCPR site.

The clearinghouse is a joint project of AHCPR, the AMA, and the American Association of Health Plans.