Acknowledgements: The authors thank AHRQ Medical Officer Jennifer Croswell, MD, MPH, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Leads Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH, Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD, and Timothy Wilt, MD, MPH, for their contributions to this report. The authors also thank Kenneth Lin, MD, and Mary Barton, MD, MPP, for their contributions.
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