Slide 46. Summary

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

Slide 46. Summary

Summary

  • Devising recommendations for prevention can be complicated at all steps.
  • While screening benefits are often cited and widely promulgated, the USPSTF gives equal attention to screening harms.
  • Determining the appropriate balance between benefits and harms is challenging.

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

Contents

Current as of August 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 46. Summary: 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/tfmethodsld46.html