Slide 19. The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic

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

Slide 19. The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic

The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic

Step 2: Define, retrieve and summarize relevant evidence (role of EPCs).

Step 3: Judge quality of individual studies: good, fair, poor (role of EPCs).

Step 4: Synthesize and judge the adequacy of the evidence about benefits and harms: convincing, adequate, inadequate (TF topic subgroup).

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Internet Citation: Slide 19. 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/tfmethodsld19.html