The Role of Evidence Based Medicine
- The USPSTF reviews the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness, risks, and benefits of specific health care services.
- A conclusion that there is no evidence of the effectiveness of a service is different from a conclusion that the service is ineffective.
The USPSTF guidelines are evidence based guidelines put into practice. Experts are brought together by AHRQ to review the literature and come up with determinations for practice that are evidence based.
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