Updates to Recommendations
Evidence Update: Screening for Bladder Cancer
Affordable Care Act
Get easy, free access to USPSTF clinical preventive service recommendations with the electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) and myhealthfinder widgets!
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.
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.
- Screening for Testicular Cancer: Comment period opened on September 21 and closes on October 19, 2010.
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.
Tools for Using Recommendations in Primary Care Practice
USPSTF Focus on Special Populations
About the USPSTF
- USPSTF Fact Sheet
- Methods and Background
- Procedure Manual
- USPSTF Grade Definitions
- How to Use I Statements in Clinical Practice (video)