Overview: Searching for Clinical Conditions
This search engine allows you to search for terms found within the ACR Appropriateness
Criteria® (ACR AC) documents so you can more easily find the clinical conditions you are
interested in reviewing.
When searching for clinical conditions, you may wish to use the medical term and
the common term. For example, searching for “shortness of breath” OR “dyspnea” may
save you a step in your
searching and ensure a more complete listing of the topics.
If you decide to use both boxes in your search, the two statements will be
joined by “and”.
1. Select the CATEGORY
2. TYPE the word or words for which you want to search the ACR
any of these words
is for “OR” statements
e.g., acute ataxia, stroke - “acute ataxia” OR “stroke”
all of these words
is for “AND” statements
e.g., acute ataxia, stroke - “acute ataxia” AND “stroke”