Slide 44. Further

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

Slide 44. Further

Further

"The additional benefit gained by starting screening at age 40 years rather than at age 50 years is small, and… moderate harms from screening remain at any age. This leads to the 'C' recommendation.

"A 'C' grade is a recommendation against routine screening of women aged 40 to 49 years. The Task Force encourages individualized, informed decision making about when to start…"

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf09/breastcancer/brcanrs.htm

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Internet Citation: Slide 44. Further: 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/tfmethodsld44.html