Slide 13. What are US Preventive Services Task Force Activities?

Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations

Slide 13. What are US Preventive Services Task Force Activities?

What are US Preventive Services Task Force Activities?

  • Recommendations published in the form of "recommendation statements"; opportunity for public comment provided.
  • Affordable Care Act (July 2010) singles out positive recommendations by the USPSTF (those deemed an "A" or "B") for coverage.
  • Recommendations graded to convey two major elements: certainty and magnitude of net benefit of the preventive service.

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/about.htm

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Current as of August 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 13. What are US Preventive Services Task Force Activities?: Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/tfmethods/tfmethodsld13.html