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Practice Guidelines

Preventive and clinical practice guidelines are based on the health needs and opportunities for improvement identified as part of the Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) program. Whenever possible, Sunflower Health Plan adopts preventive and clinical practice guidelines that are published by nationally recognized organizations or government institutions as well as state-wide collaborative and/or a consensus of healthcare professionals in the applicable field.

Preventative Care

Final Recommendation Statement Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Screening, September 2014 - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Disease Management

Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PDF) (2019 Report) - The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 - Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Behavioral Health

Addressing early childhood emotional and behavioral problems (Dec. 2016) - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders (PDF) (May 2015) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Choosing Wisely (2018) - Choosing Wisely; American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation