AHRQ has updated and enhanced the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC) and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC).

The sites now allow users to find information faster, identify the right measures or guidelines with ease, and intuitively search thousands of records. Both sites include a side-by-side comparison feature, enhanced semantic search engine and easier navigation.

The NGC Web site is a publicly available repository of more than 2400 practice guidelines submitted by organizations and individuals worldwide. Researchers, clinicians and informatics experts routinely use the NGC site to find accepted guidelines that can be incorporated into practice.

NQMC contains more than 1400 measures of health care quality covering seven domains of care: access, outcome, patient experience, population health, process, structure, use of services.