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Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnant Women: Screening and Supplementation

Release Date: September 2015

Recommendation Summary

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Pregnant women

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.

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Pregnant women

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine iron supplementation for pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.

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Go to the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statements.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnant Women: Screening and Supplementation. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-pregnant-women-screening-and-supplementation

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