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June 10, 2010

The American College of Cardiology Foundation provides a framework of evidence-based clinical statements and guidelines developed by leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Methodologies for the development of clinical statements and guidelines are available in the following documents:

Practice Guidelines: Methodology Manual and Policies From the ACCF/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines

Appropriate Use Criteria: ACCF Proposed Method for Evaluating the Appropriateness of Cardiovascular Imaging (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2005; 46:1606-13)

Performance Measures: ACC/AHA Methodology for the Selection and Creation of Performance Measures for Quantifying the Quality of Cardiovascular Care (J Am Coll Cardiol 2005;45:1147–56)

Data Standards: ACC/AHA 2007 Methodology for the Development of Clinical Data Standards (J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;49:831-7)

Expert Consensus Documents: Manual for ACCF Clinical Expert Consensus Documents Writing Committees

Competence and Training Statements: Manual for ACCF/AHA/ACP Clinical Competence and Training Statement Writing Committees