Therapeutic Guidelines is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Its aim is to promote the quality use of medicines, which it does through the development, publication and sale of Therapeutic Guidelines.

Its reputation is staked not only on its publications but also its independence. With no reliance on any form of government funding or commercial interests it is financially self-sufficient, relying on the Australian healthcare community to fund the guidelines through subscriptions. To help protect this independence, a strict conflict of interest policy is in place. Directors, members of the company and expert writing group members are all required to provide interest statements.

Therapeutic Guidelines are written principally for prescribers to provide them with clear, practical, succinct and up-to-date therapeutic information for a range of conditions. They are based on the latest international literature, interpreted by some of Australia’s most respected experts, with input from an extensive network of general practitioners and other users. Therapeutic Guidelines represent the essence of current available evidence. Click here to read a detailed description of the process used to develop the content.

The Guidelines are characterised by their:

  • Comprehensiveness: covers all common disorders seen in general practice.
  • Authority: present independent information on best practice, which is a distillation of current best evidence interpreted by experts. 
  • Convenience: easy to use with therapeutic advice categorised according to diagnosis.
  • Currency: all topics reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
  • Reputation: Therapeutic Guidelines are endorsed by NPS MedicineWise, The Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, and the International Society of Drug Bulletins. Individual titles are also endorsed by relevant specialty societies, colleges and peak bodies.

Therapeutic Guidelines are widely respected and are an accepted part of the Australian medical culture. They are used in all Australian medical and pharmacy schools, and are used extensively in public teaching hospitals and in community medical and pharmacy practices.

The Guidelines are published in digital formats suitable for both computers and mobile devices.