According to the DailyBeast, the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), a critical database of medical guidelines, is set to go dark on monday July 16 because “federal funding through Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date.” For any questions, please contact Mary.Nix@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Of course, the Internet Archive has archived this site many times since 1998(!), but sadly, the Web archive hasn’t collected the most critical information because it’s hidden behind a database query.
This is completely unacceptable!
The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for doctors, researchers and others in the medical community. Maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the database is known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse [NGC], and it’s scheduled to “go dark,” in the words of an official there, on July 16.
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