Slide 8. What the Grades Mean
What the Grades Mean
The USPSTF provides plain language text to explain their letter grades.
Both A and B are recommended services. Services that are not recommended are graded D and I indicates insufficient evidence to provide a recommendation. C is of particular interest because it identifies a service that is not generally recommended but may apply to an individual patient, thus, requiring the healthcare provider to make a clinical decision concerning the benefit for the individual.
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