The objectives of the guidelines, revised in 2012, are to:
· Offer practical recommendations on the diagnosis and general management of hemophilia, as well as the prevention and management of complications including musculoskeletal issues, inhibitors and transfusion-transmitted infections and
· Assist healthcare providers seeking to initiate and/or maintain hemophilia care programs, encourage practice harmonization around the world and, where recommendations lack adequate evidence, stimulate appropriate studies.
NGC is an initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It was created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans, now America’s Health Insurance Plans.
The WFH guidelines are available for free download on the NGC Web site at www.guideline.gov