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Recommendations for Primary Care Practice

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention who systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services. These reviews are published as U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on the Task Force Web site and/or in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Recommendations In Progress

Find out which recommendations the Task Force are working on right now.

Get USPSTF recommendations on your mobile device!

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Download the ePSS app to search for USPSTF recommendations by specific patient characteristics:
  • age,
  • gender, and
  • selected behavioral risk factors.

Affordable Care Act and USPSTF Recommendations

The following are preventive services that have an A or B grade from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that are relevant for implementing the Affordable Care Act. The recommendations are presented in alphabetical order and by date.

For more information about the Affordable Care Act and preventive services, go to

To read a commentary by the Task Force on making evidence-based recommendations in the era of the Affordable Care Act, go here.

Current as of: September 2017

Internet Citation: Recommendations for Primary Care Practice. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. April 2019.

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