A user guide to the American Society of Hematology clinical practice guidelines Journal Articles uri icon

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  • AbstractSince November 2018, Blood Advances has published American Society of Hematology (ASH) clinical practice guidelines on venous thromboembolism, immune thrombocytopenia, and sickle cell disease. More ASH guidelines on these and other topics are forthcoming. These guidelines have been developed using consistent processes, methods, terminology, and presentation formats. In this article, we describe how patients, clinicians, policymakers, researchers, and others may use ASH guidelines and the many related derivates by describing how to interpret information and how to apply it to clinical decision-making. Also, by exploring how these documents are developed, we aim to clarify their limitations and possible inappropriate usage.


  • Izcovich, Ariel
  • Cuker, Adam
  • Kunkle, Robert
  • Neumann, Ignacio
  • Panepinto, Julie
  • Pai, Menaka
  • Seftel, Matthew
  • Cheung, Matthew C
  • Lottenberg, Richard
  • Byrne, Michael
  • Plovnick, Robert
  • Terrell, Deirdra
  • Holter-Chakrabarty, Jennifer L
  • Djulbegovic, Benjamin
  • Hicks, Lisa K
  • Wiercioch, Wojtek
  • Nieuwlaat, Robby
  • Schunemann, Holger

publication date

  • May 12, 2020