Slide 18. USPSTF Mission

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

USPSTF Mission

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  • Since its inception the USPSTF has worked to fulfill its mission of:
    • Evaluating the benefits and harms of preventive services in healthy populations based on age, gender, and risk factors for disease; and
    • Making recommendations about which preventive services should be incorporated routinely into primary care practice.
    • In making its recommendations, the USPSTF assesses:
      • The quality of evidence supporting a specific preventive service; and
      • The magnitude of net benefit in providing the service.

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Page last reviewed October 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 18. USPSTF Mission. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/ppip/ppipslides/ppiplongsl18.html