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USPSTF Releases 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, an authoritative source that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together what preventive services are right for a patient's needs. The Guide can also be used as a teaching tool for new clinicians as they learn about clinical preventive care. The 2014 Guide includes all active Task Force evidence-based recommendations since 2004, including 28 new and updated recommendations since the 2012 version of the Guide. It also includes information about topics in development, background on the Task Force, at-a-glance clinical summary tables for ease of use, and additional resources.

Click here to view and download the Guide. If you would like to order a printed copy of the Guide, please visit the AHRQ Publications Online Store. To place a bulk order, please contact AHRQ by email ( or phone (toll-free, 800-358-9295). Later this summer, the Task Force will also be releasing an e-book version of the Guide. You will receive a notification when the e-book is available, which will include instructions on how to access the e-book.

As a reminder, the Task Force also provides additional resources for primary care clinicians that include:

  • An up-to-date list of Task Force recommendations available through the A-Z Topic Index on the Task Force Web site.
  • The electronic Preventive Services Selector(ePSS), an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients, which can be downloaded to mobile devices.

For more information about these and other Task Force resources, visit:

Current as of: January 2020

Internet Citation: USPSTF Releases 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2014.

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