July 10, 2019. The National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition, (NCP Guidelines) have been reviewed and accepted by the ECRI Guidelines Trust™, a publicly available web-based repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care.

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care is pleased to announce that ECRI Guidelines Trust™ performed an audit of the top 10 Guidelines Briefs most viewed during the first 6 months of 2019 and the NCP Guidelines received the second most views out of the nearly 500 Briefs in their inventory. Access to the NCP Guidelines’ Brief and TRUST Scorecard is available on the ECRI Guidelines Trust™ website. (Note: to access, search ID number 549 or the word palliative.)