The USPSTF Steps: Brief and Generic
- Determine and judge the magnitude of both benefits and harms: substantial, moderate, small, zero.
- Determine and judge the balance of benefits and harms (net benefit) (TF topic subgroup).
- Judge the certainty of net benefit: low, moderate, high (TF).
- Judge the magnitude of net benefit: substantial, moderate, small, zero/negative (TF)
- Assign a letter grade: A, B, C, D. I
Note: Judgment is required at all steps.
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