U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Third Annual Report to Congress
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) has released its “Third Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services.”
In 2013, the USPSTF continued to fulfill ts mission of improving the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screening tests, counseling about healthy behaviors, and preventive medications. These recommendations help primary care clinicians and patients to decide together whether a preventive service is right for each patient's needs.
In this report, the Task Force has focused on the care of older adults, identifying five high-priority evidence gaps that deserve further examination and that, if filled, are likely to result in important new recommendations. The USPSTF believes that identifying evidence gaps and highlighting them as areas for research will inspire public and private researchers to collaborate and target their efforts to generate new knowledge and address important health priorities.
Please click here to read the complete USPSTF report.
Internet Citation: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Third Annual Report to Congress. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. November 2013.