Slide 6. Introduction

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

Slide 6. Introduction

Introduction

  • Recommendations for prevention strive to maximize benefits and minimize harms.
  • Competing factors: US population highly enthusiastic about frequent cancer screening; medical-legal environment rewards vigilance from clinicians.

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Internet Citation: Slide 6. Introduction: 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/tfmethodsld6.html