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U. S. Preventive Services Task Force: 25th Anniversary, 1984-2009

Updates to Recommendations

Evidence Update: Screening for Bladder Cancer
(October 2010)

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: USPSTF A and B Recommendations (July 2010)

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Patients and consumers: answer three questions to get a personalized list of preventive care information. Use the myhealthfinder widget here or download it to your Web site or blog.

Primary care clinicians: identify preventive services appropriate for your patients. Use the ePSS widget to search for USPSTF recommendations from here or download it to your Web site or blog

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The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists).

The USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems. These recommendations are published in the form of "Recommendation Statements."

AHRQ's Prevention and Care Management Portfolio provides ongoing administrative, research, technical, and dissemination support to the USPSTF.


Opportunity for Public Comment

Comment on USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statements

To help make its Recommendation Statements clearer and more useful, the USPSTF is sharing drafts of its Recommendation Statements on clinical preventive services for public comment.

Comment on Key Questions for Evidence Reviews from AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) Program

In partnership with the AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) Program, the USPSTF also offers opportunities for public comment on key questions (questions that tell researchers what to focus on in their review of the evidence) for EHC research reports that are related to the USPSTF's work.

  • No key questions are currently available for public comment.

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