Developing recommendations for evidence-based clinical preventive services for diverse populations: Methods of the u.s. Preventive services task force

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Evelyn Whitlock, Tracy Wolff, Quyen Ngo-Metzger, William R. Phillips, Karina W. Davidson, Alex H. Krist, Jennifer S. Lin, Carol M. Mangione, Ann E. Kurth, Francisco A.R. García, Susan J. Curry, David C. Grossman, C. Seth Landefeld, John W. Epling, Albert L. Siu, Lisa Nicolella

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Abstract

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) summarizes the principles and considerations that guide development of its recommendations for diverse U.S. populations. It uses these principles through each step in the evidence-based guideline process: developing the research plan, conducting the evidence review, developing the recommendation, and communicating to guideline users. Three recent recommendations provide examples of how the USPSTF has used these principles: the 2015 recommendation on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes; the 2016 recommendation on screening for breast cancer; and the recommendation on screening for prostate cancer, which is currently in progress. A more comprehensive list of recommendations that includes considerations for specific populations is also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-571
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume166
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2017

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  • Internal Medicine

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    Bibbins-Domingo, K., Whitlock, E., Wolff, T., Ngo-Metzger, Q., Phillips, W. R., Davidson, K. W., Krist, A. H., Lin, J. S., Mangione, C. M., Kurth, A. E., García, F. A. R., Curry, S. J., Grossman, D. C., Landefeld, C. S., Epling, J. W., Siu, A. L., & Nicolella, L. (2017). Developing recommendations for evidence-based clinical preventive services for diverse populations: Methods of the u.s. Preventive services task force. Annals of internal medicine, 166(8), 565-571. https://doi.org/10.7326/M16-2656