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Screening for Chlamydial Infection: A Focused Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Evidence Syntheses, No. 48

Investigators: , MD, FAAFP, , MD, MPH, and , MD, MPH.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); .
Report No.: 07-05101-EF-1

Excerpt

In preparing this review, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began by considering what type of evidence would be necessary to require revision of the 2001 systematic review of the evidence on screening for chlamydial infection. For example, since the USPSTF in 2001 found insufficient evidence to conclude that screening men could lead to a decreased incidence of infection in women, new evidence concerning this question might lead to a revision of the USPSTF recommendation for screening men. Additionally, changes in the epidemiology of chlamydial infection might lead to a revision of the categorization of increased risk.

Acknowledgement: The authors thank Zhiping Mo and medical librarian Caryn McManus for their contributions to this review.

Suggested citation:

Meyers D, Halvorson H, Luckhaupt S. Screening for chlamydial infection: A focused evidence update for the U.S.Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 48. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2007. AHRQ Publication No. 07-15101-EF-1. Available at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/seriles.htm#chlamyd.

The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the author(s), who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. No statement in this report should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The information in this report is intended to help clinicians, employers, policymakers, and others make informed decisions about the provision of health care services. This report is intended as a reference and not as a substitute for clinical judgment.

Bookshelf ID: NBK43345PMID: 20722145
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