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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Syntheses, formerly Systematic Evidence Reviews

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), first convened by the U.S. Public Health Service in 1984, and since 1998 sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is the leading independent panel of private-sector experts in prevention and primary care. The USPSTF conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services, including screening, counseling, and preventive medications. Its recommendations are considered the "gold standard" for clinical preventive services.

The USPSTF is supported by an Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). Under contract to AHRQ, the EPC conducts systematic reviews of the evidence on specific topics in clinical prevention. These Evidence Syntheses, formerly Systematic Evidence Reviews, serve as the scientific basis for USPSTF recommendations.

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2013

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Bookshelf ID: NBK43437
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