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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, Sunshine Health 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.



  • AACE/ACE Consensus Statement: Consensus Statement by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology on the Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm-2018 Executive Summary (Endocrine Practice 2018; Volume 24, No.1)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Recommendations – 2018. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Diabetes Care 2018, Volume 41, Supplement 1)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology AACE/ACE Guidelines: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology- Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan (Endocrine Practice 2015, Volume 21, S1-87).
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Recommendations – 2015. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Diabetes Care 2016, Volume 39, S1-S112)

  • American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines ACCF/AHA Practice Guideline 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure A Report of the ACC, AHA and HFSA (Circulation. 2017; CIR.0000000000000509, originally published April 28, 2017) 
  • American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation, Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), and the Heart Failure Association and the European Society of Cardiology Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Heart Failure: An International Alignment (April 2017)

  • University of South Florida, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Program for Behavioral Health: Psychotherapeutic Medication Treatment Guidelines. BH Disorders covered; Medication Guidelines for multiple BH diagnosis, Bipolar, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Autism, Mood disorders ect.