The Agency far Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) was established in 1989 under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a means to facilitate the development and Implementation of clinical practice guidelines that are based on current research and the consensus opinion of experts within a specific area of clinical practice. This article provides a summary of the recommendations in each guideline with implications for home health care nursing practice
Acute and Critical Care in the Home| August 01 1998
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Guidelines: Implications for Home Health Care Providers
Marsha Fonteyn, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS
From the University of San Francisco, San Francisco; and the Visiting Nurses’ Association of Northern California, San Mateo, California.
Reprint requests to Marsha Fonteyn, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS, University of San Francisco, 210 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1998) 9 (3): 338–354.
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Marsha Fonteyn; The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Guidelines: Implications for Home Health Care Providers. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1998; 9 (3): 338–354. doi:
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