Update on Methods: How To Read the New Recommendation Statement - Table 2
Template for 1-Page Summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation Statements
|Population||Information displayed here (typically in multiple columns) indicates the specific populations to which elements of the recommendation apply.|
|Recommendation||Indicated here is the action associated with each letter grade (e.g., do X, don't screen, etc.)
Grade: A, B, C, or D recommendation or I statement.
|Risk assessment||Characteristics that should be considered when applying this recommendation to a patient panel are indicated here.|
|Screening tests||For A, B, or C screening recommendations, information is provided on reliable tests.|
|Screening intervals||For A, B, or C screening recommendations, information on optimal intervals will be included here if evidence is available.|
|Interventions||For counseling recommendations, features of evidence-based interventions will be described here, including type and intensity of the intervention, how it is delivered in a primary care setting, and by whom.|
|Balance of harm and benefits||The rationale for C and D recommendations is provided here.|
|Suggestions for practice||When available, additional information is provided about applying the recommendation in clinical practice. This box is most frequently used when the Task Force issues an I statement (evidence is insufficient).|
|Other relevant recommendations from the USPSTF||When applicable, information about other related USPSTF recommendations is provided.|
All of the information in this summary comes from the specific recommendation statements and associated clinical considerations. For a summary of the evidence systematically reviewed in making these recommendations, the full recommendation statement, and supporting documents, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org
Internet Citation: Update on Methods: How To Read the New Recommendation Statement - Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2013.