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Table 1 VHA clinical practice guidelines for COPD, CHF, and MDD.

From: The effect of provider- and workflow-focused strategies for guideline implementation on provider acceptance


Release date


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

April 2000

Recommendations for pharmacologic management, exacerbation, and patient education

Chronic heart failure (CHF)

February 2001

Recommendations for the pharmacologic management, physical examination, diagnosis, and nonpharmacologic management

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

May 2000

Recommendations for depression screening, assessment, and management