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Recommendations in Progress

The following topics are in review and development with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). The purpose of a review is to update a recommendation based on new research or to add a new recommendation to the Task Force library.

Every recommendation involves several stages of development. The diagram below outlines the current stage for each topic now under review. The review process takes into account input from the medical and research community, stakeholders, and the general public.

The length of time for the entire recommendation process varies depending on the amount and type of available evidence and the time required for compilation of data into a draft recommendation, public comment periods and consideration of comments, and in-depth review and discussions among Task Force members.

Nominating a Topic

The USPSTF makes recommendations about three types of clinical preventive services: screening tests, preventive medications, and counseling. Recommendations on preventive services are made for asymptomatic people (people without signs and symptoms of the conditions targeted by the preventive services). For more information and to nominate a topic, click here.

Screening for Prostate Cancer Draft Recommendation Statement

For more information on the draft recommendation on screening for prostate cancer, go to www.screeningforprostatecancer.org.

Stages of Development

Topics under review and development are a clickable list below.

Step 2: Review the Evidence and Develop a Draft Recommendation

Systematic Review

  • EPC independently gathers and reviews the available published evidence
  • Evidence review is critiqued by external national subject matter experts

Draft Recommendation Development

  • USPSTF topic workgroup discusses the evidence and drafts a preliminary recommendation

Full Task Force Review

  • Evidence review and draft recommendation are presented to the full Task Force
  • All members discuss draft recommendation statement
  • Topic workgroup drafts the full recommendation language, including clinical considerations and discussion

Public Comment Opportunity

  • The evidence review and draft recommendation are posted on the USPSTF Web site for public comment

Topics Currently in this Stage

Topics Currently in this Stage

There are no topics at this stage now.

 
Current as of: May 2017

Internet Citation: Recommendations in Progress. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. May 2017.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/topics-in-progress

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