Slide 24. Returning to the Patient Case

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

Slide 24. Returning to the Patient Case

Returning to the Patient Case

  • A 40-year-old woman presents to your clinic for a periodic health examination. She is healthy and has no risk factors for any particular diseases. She does not smoke, is sexually active and is not pregnant.
  • Routine mammography is not recommended by the USPSTF.
  • She has read about the mammography controversy and wants to know more about the benefits and harms.

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Page last reviewed August 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 24. Returning to the Patient Case: 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/tfmethodsld24.html