Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines

Arkansas Health Network (AHN) providers are committed to providing the highest quality of care to their patients. An important tool for improving the quality of care is to use evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines. These clinical practice guidelines are developed by professional societies of medical experts, using the best available scientific evidence. On this site, you will find EBM guidelines for the management of Hypertension, Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Adult Depression, and Vaccinations in ambulatory care settings. These guidelines were reviewed and approved by AHN Physician-led committees, and subsequently adopted by the AHN Board.

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AHN Hypertension Guidelines (December 2022)
Hypertension Medication Cost Comparison (January 2023)
Hypertension CPT II Coding Resource (December 2022)
Reference Document – Hypertension



AHN Diabetes Guidelines (January 2024)
Supporting Documentation for Guideline Update (2024)
Diabetes Medication Cost Comparison (January 2024)
Diabetes CPT II Coding Resource (August 2023)


Standards of Care in Diabetes (2024)
Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Management (2024)


AHN Adult Depression Guidelines (April 2023)
Depression Medication Cost Comparison (January 2023)
Adult Depression CPT II Coding Resource (April 2023)



Routine Vaccinations for Older Adults (January 2023)