AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline Development

Public Comment – Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty

Wednesday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 

A draft of the AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty is now available for public comment. The comment period will run from Wednesday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 13, 2016. During this time, members of the public are encouraged to review the guideline and provide comments. While the goal of this phase is to obtain public comment, we also encourage other stakeholders to participate, if they so desire. The purpose of the comment period is to ensure that all stakeholders have an opportunity to review the guideline recommendations, action statement profiles, and supporting text prior to publication.

Please remember that this guideline is intended for any clinician or individual, in any setting, involved in the management of rhinoplasty patients. The target population is all patients age 15 years or older.

We ask that non-healthcare professionals specifically pay close attention to the the evidence profile of each action statement. Action statement profiles contain information regarding the role of patient preferences, benefit/harm assessment, and intentional vagueness, which may be most relevant to members of the public.

To participate in the public comment, users must agree not to distribute or share the draft guideline, and must disclose any conflicts of interest. Following conflict of interest disclosure, a PDF of the guideline document will then become available, and users will receive a link to the comment page.