Slide 16. Defining the USPSTF
Defining the USPSTF
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent, non-governmental panel of experts in prevention and primary care that is convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
- The work of the USPSTF supports AHRQ's mission, which is "to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans."
The USPSTF is an independent group of experts enlisted to make nationwide preventive medicine recommendations. They evaluate the literature to determine the quality of evidence and the benefit of providing the service to individuals and the public in general.