Implementation Resources

Clinician Checklists:

AAOS develops checklists in an effort to improve clinician decision-making and clinician-patient discussion. All checklists are developed via the appropriate use criteria (AUC) process using a modified Delphi method. To view the AUC process for creating checklists, please view the AUC Methodology document.

Impactful Statements:

An impactful recommendation is one that offers the potential for current evidence to change care offered to patients. This influence can be due to one or more of the following:

  1. Evidence highlighting current variations in care that were previously unsupported by evidence
  2. Current evidence supporting a significant difference or change from current clinical practice or previously held "gold standard” care


Clinical Practice Guideline Plain Language Summaries: