Slide 17. Defining the USPSTF (2)

Presentation describes the methods used by the US Preventive Services Task Force to develop recommendations.

Defining the USPSTF (2)

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  • The Federal Government established the USPSTF in 1984 to make prevention recommendations for the country.
  • The USPSTF conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services, including screening, counseling, and preventive medications.

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Internet Citation: Slide 17. Defining the USPSTF (2). October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/ppip/ppipslides/ppiplongsl17.html