The USPSTF Steps (continued): Brief and Generic
Step 5: Determine and judge the magnitude of both benefits and harms: substantial, moderate, small, zero.
Step 6: Determine and judge the balance of benefits and harms (net benefit) (Task Force topic subgroup).
Step 7: Judge the certainty of net benefit: low, moderate, high (Task Force).
Step 8: Judge the magnitude of net benefit: substantial, moderate, small, zero/negative (Task Force).
Step 9: Assign a letter grade: A, B, C, D, I.
NOTE: Judgment is required at every step.
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