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Guidelines & Consensus Statements

We are the leading resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements. Each published document provides the best available evidence-based recommendations or consensus-based suggestions for the clinical topics at hand, based on an extensive system of grading and evaluation in place.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines

NEW! See updated articles:

Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation: An Official American College of Chest Physician/American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline 

Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis

Diagnosis and Management of Cough


Available Online First!  Cough in the Athlete: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (Online First, November 2016)

Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation: An Official American College of Chest Physicians/American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline (Online First, November 2016)

Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation in Critically Ill Adults: Executive Summary of an Official American College of Chest Physicians/American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline (Online First, November 2016)


Chronic Cough Due to Gastroesophageal Reflux in Adults: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (December 2016)

Occupational and Environmental Contributions to Chronic Cough in Adults: CHEST Expert Panel Report (October 2016)

Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules: Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines for Asia (October 2016)

Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (March 2016)

Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (February 2016). This is an updated topic.  A full list of topics can be found on the Antithrombotic Guideline page.

Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (January 2016)

CHEST Guidelines and Consensus Statements

Popular guidelines

Diagnosis and Management of Cough: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

Pharmacological Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults (August 2014) contains 79 recommendations and expert consensus statements to aid clinicians in the management of PAH using the latest drug therapies for adults with the condition.

Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd edition: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (May 2013) More than 275 recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with lung cancer, covering the full spectrum of care from initial evaluation to palliative and end-of-life care. Additional recommendations for screening, chemoprevention, and treatment of tobacco use in patients with lung cancer.

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