Slide 5. Case

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

Slide 5. Case

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.

    You note that the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for the following diseases: cervical cancer, hypertension, alcohol misuse and obesity. Mammography is not recommended.

    She has read about the mammography controversy and wants to know more about the benefits and harms.

Contents

Current as of August 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 5. 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/tfmethodsld5.html