Chronic cough (a cough lasting longer than 4 weeks) is a common symptom presenting to primary care in Australia and internationally. Chronic cough costs the community, is distressing to parents, and ignoring cough may lead to delayed diagnosis and illness progression of serious underlying respiratory disease. Clinical guidelines have been shown to provide more efficient and effective patient care and can clarify clinical decision making. Cough guidelines have been designed to facilitate management of chronic cough, however treatment recommendations vary and specific clinical pathways for the treatment of chronic cough in children are important, as the cause and treatments for cough in a child vary significantly adults. Therefore, it would be beneficial to clinical practice to systematically evaluate the use of clinical pathways for the treatment of chronic cough in children.