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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2007

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); .
Report No.: 07-05100ISBN-13: 978-1-58763-266-2
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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide provides general practitioners, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, nurses, and nurse practitioners with an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services. Sponsored since 1998 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Task Force is the leading independent panel of private-sector experts in prevention and primary care.

The recommendation statements in this Guide are abridged. To view the full recommendation statements or recommendation statements published after 2006, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/uspstopics.htm.

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) allows users to download the USPSTF recommendations to PDA devices, receive PDA e-mail notifications of updates, and search and browse recommendations online. Users can search the ePSS for recommendations by patient age, sex, and pregnancy status. To download, subscribe, or search, go to http://epss.ahrq.gov.

Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. Government. They should not be construed as an official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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