Clinical Practice Guidelines
Position Statement: University of Utah Health Plans adopts guidelines to help practitioners and members make decisions about appropriate care for specific medical and behavioral health conditions. The following guidelines are based on scientific evidence, and where evidence is lacking, on a consensus of panel experts, and are supported by University of Utah Health Plans. Guidelines are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Behavioral Health Guidelines
|Depression||APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression|
|Perinatal Depression||Screening and Diagnosis of Mental Health Conditions During Pregnancy and Postpartum|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- Pediatrics||Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- Adults||European Consensus Statement for the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Adult ADHD|
|Substance Use Disorder||Implementing Care for Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Medical Settings|
|Substance Use Disorder – Level of Care Criteria||American Society of Addition Medicine (ASAM) Level of Care Placement Criteria|
|Opioid Prescribing||CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain|
Preventive Health Guidelines - Child
|Immunizations- Pediatric||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger, United States|
|Well Child Visits - Pediatric||American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care|
|Well Child Visits - Pediatric||Periodicity Schedule|
Preventive Health Guidelines - Adult
Shared Decision Making
University of Utah Health Plans is excited to promote the use of shared decision making tools for providers to engage University of Utah Health Plan members. Beyond pamphlets or health reference information materials - Shared decision-making tools are built to guide a patient through a treatment decision point in their health care together with collaboration, guidance, and the expertise of their clinicians.
“Shared decision making is a key component of patient centered health care. It is a process in which clinicians and patients work together to make decisions and select tests, treatments and care plans based on clinical evidence that balances risks and expected outcomes with patient preferences and values.”
Shared Decision Making Fact Sheet, 2013, National Learning Consortium.
The development of shared decision-making tools (SDM’s) has increased in the last decade. University of Utah Health, with a $5 Million Grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the American Heart Association, is creating a center to develop and test SDM’s for Atrial Fibrillation. The Mayo Clinic will be a collaborative partner for conducting the research.
“If people don’t feel engaged in the decision-making process they are less likely to see the benefits of treatments. Instead they may see them as a hassle and not fill their prescriptions or take the medications"
- Angie Fagerlin, Ph.D., chair of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health
Shared Decision Making
The Mayo Clinic's Statin Decision Tool was designed to assist the patient and their doctor discuss methods for potentially reducing their risk for heart attacks.