Slide 16. The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic

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

Slide 16. The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic

The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic

  1. Define key questions and outcomes, including an analytic framework, for each Task Force topic subgroup.
  2. Define, retrieve and summarize relevant evidence (EPCs).
  3. Judge quality of individual studies: good, fair, poor (EPCs).
  4. Synthesize and judge the adequacy of the evidence about benefits and harms: convincing, adequate, inadequate (TF topic subgroup).

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf07/methods/benefit.htm

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Internet Citation: Slide 16. The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic: 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/tfmethodsld16.html