AASLD has always put the patient first by providing clinicians with the latest rigorous data on the best treatments for patients with liver diseases, including hepatitis C.
These evidence-based guidelines are developed and updated regularly by a committee of experts and include recommendations of preferred approaches to the diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative aspects of care.
AASLD commissions and provides financial support for formulation and production of Practice Guidelines by volunteer experts. Financial support from commercial entities or the pharmaceutical industry is not accepted for the development of AASLD practice guidelines. However, independent medical educational grants are permitted for the distribution of mobile download applications.
These evidence-based guidelines are developed and updated regularly by a committee of hepatology experts and include recommendations of preferred approaches to the diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive aspects of care. AASLD strives to review and update its Practice Guidelines every five (5) years, as necessary. Users are cautioned that in the interim, scientific and medical developments may supercede or invalidate, in whole or in part, specific recommendations in any Guideline. A Guideline is considered to be "inactive" if it has not been updated by AASLD in at least five (5) years, and for this reason particular care must be exercised in placing reliance on an inactive Guideline.
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