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Guidelines & Consensus Statements

The development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements is a priority for CHEST. Recognized by the Institute of Medicine in their landmark 2011 report as a leader in the field of guideline development, CHEST adheres to GRADE methodology, through which literature is systematically gathered, graded, pooled, and analyzed to develop evidence-based recommendations. CHEST’s Guideline Oversight Committee (GOC) oversees the methodology used in our guidelines and consensus statements and the selection of topics.

Visit the Guidelines Oversight Committee Web page to learn more about our guideline and consensus statement-development process.

Visit CHEST COVID-19 Consensus Statements for Expert Panel Reports related to the management of patients with COVID-19 and the delivery of critical care during a pandemic.

Clinical Practice Guidelines 

Managing Cough as a Symptom in Children and Management Algorithms: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (Published July 2020)

Acute Cough Due to Acute Bronchitis in Immunocompetent Adult Outpatients: CHEST Expert Panel Report (Published May 2020)

Transbronchial Cryobiopsy for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (Published April 2020)

Chronic Cough and Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children: CHEST Expert Panel Report (Published July 2019)

Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults 2018: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (Published March 2019)

Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (Published April 2018)

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (Published November 2018)



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