Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical recommendations for each topic. This new pocket guide provides family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians with an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.

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Contents

Foreword
Preface

Section 1. Preventive Services Recommended by the USPSTF
Section 2. Clinical Summaries of Recommendations for Adults (alphabetical list)

Section 3. Clinical Summaries of Recommendations for Children and Adolescents (alphabetical list)

Section 4. Immunizations
Section 5. Topics in Progress

Appendixes
Appendix A. How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades Its Recommendations

Appendix B. Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2004-2014
Appendix C: Acknowledgements
Appendix D. About the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Appendix E. More Resources
 
Appendix F: 2002 Breast Cancer Screening Recommendation

*New recommendations released March 2012 to March 2014.
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The clinical summaries in this Guide are abridged versions of recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). To view the full recommendation statements, supporting evidence, or recommendations published after March 2014, go to http://www.USPreventiveServicesTaskForce.org.

The USPSTF Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) allows users to download the USPSTF recommendations to PDA, mobile, or tablet devices; receive notifications of updates; and search and browse recommendations online. Users can search the ePSS for recommendations by patient age, sex, and pregnancy status. To download, subscribe, or search, go to http://www.epss.ahrq.gov.

Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. Government. They should not be construed as an official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Current as of June 2014
Internet Citation: Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/index.html