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Understanding How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Works

USPSTF 101


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Understanding How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Works: USPSTF 101

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Goals

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Overview

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

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Overview (continued)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

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USPSTF Members

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AHRQ's Support of the Task Force

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Topic Nominations

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Text Description is below the image.

Steps the USPSTF Takes to Solicit Public Input and Make a Recommendation

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Steps the USPSTF Takes to Solicit Public Input and Make a Recommendation: Step 1

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Steps the USPSTF Takes to Solicit Public Input and Make a Recommendation: Step 2

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Steps the USPSTF Takes to Solicit Public Input and Make a Recommendation: Step 3

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Recommendation Grades

Letter grades are assigned to each recommendation statement. These grades are based on the strength of the evidence on the harms and benefits of a specific preventive service. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm

Grade Definition
A The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.
B The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.
C The USPSTF recommends selectively offering or providing this service to individual patients based on professional judgment and patient preferences. There is at least moderate certainty that the net benefit is small.
D The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.
I Statement The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.

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Thank You for Your Interest

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Updated as of November 2013


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Understanding How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Works: USPSTF 101 (Text Version). U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf101_slides/uspstf101.htm


 


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