NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).
The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.
NGC/NQMC Editorial Board
The NGC/NQMC Editorial Board is composed of health care professionals with collective expertise in
clinical practice guidelines and quality measures.
NGC/NQMC Expert Panel
The NGC/NQMC Expert Panel is composed of health care professionals with collective expertise in
evidence-based health, clinical practice guidelines, quality measurement and reporting, health care
policy and administration, and health informatics.
The NGC Web site and its content were developed and are maintained
by ECRI Institute
(formerly ECRI) under contract to
ECRI Institute is an international nonprofit health services research agency,
an AHRQ designated Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), and a federally
designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO). View this page for a complete list
NGC is a Web site intended to make evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, related summaries,
and companion materials widely available to health care professionals. View this page for the entire
NGC Disclaimer Statement.
NGC provides structured, standardized summaries containing information derived from guidelines using the NGC
Template of Guideline Attributes.
Guidelines must meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria to be included on the NGC site.
The NGC Glossary provides clarifying definitions and examples of terms used to describe common properties
of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines used in the NGC structured summaries.
NGC uses controlled vocabulary concepts to classify various guideline attributes represented in
the NGC guideline summary and to facilitate searching and information retrieval.
NGC uses a range of methods to identify and collect guidelines for consideration against the inclusion criteria.