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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2012

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); .
Report No.: 12-05154

Since its inception, the USPSTF has made and maintained recommendations on more than 100 clinical preventive services that are intended to prevent or reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, and other conditions and events that impact the health of children, adolescents, adults, and pregnant women. The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2012 includes new or updated recommendations on 64 clinical preventive services released from 2002–2012 in a brief, easily usable format meant for use at the point of patient care. Recommendations that were being updated while this edition of the Guide was being compiled, as well as the complete USPSTF recommendation statements, are available along with their supporting scientific evidence at


The clinical summaries in the Guide are abridged versions of recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). To view the full recommendation statements, supporting evidence, or recommendations published after March 2012, go to www​

The USPSTF Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) allows users to download the USPSTF recommendations to PDA, mobile, or tablet devices; receive 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 www​

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.

Bookshelf ID: NBK115115PMID: 23285491


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