AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Public Comment – Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis Update

Wednesday, October 22 - Wednesday, November 5 


A draft of the update AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis is now available for public comment. The comment period will run from Wednesday, October 22 thru Wednesday, November 5. 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 encourge 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 update is intended for all clinicians who are likely to diagnose and manage adults with rhinosinusitis, and applies to any setting in which an adult with rhinosinusitis would be identified, monitored, or managed. The target population is adults > 18 years.

We ask that non-healthcare professionals, specifically, to pay close attention to the evidence profile of each action statement. Action statement profiles contain informtion 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 with any other individuals or organizations prior to the official publication of the 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.