On December 15, 2017, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) published a special issue entitled, Advancing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods: Important Considerations in Making Evidence-Based Guidelines. As an organization with interest and expertise in evidence-based primary care medicine, we thought this supplement may be of interest to your organization.
This supplement includes 11 articles authored by current and former members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force or USPSTF), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Evidence Based Practice Centers, and others who work with the Task Force, focused on methodological advancements and challenges of the Task Force. A link to the supplement is available on the Methods page of the Task Force Web site.
The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.
If you haven’t already, AJPM strongly encourages you and your colleagues to sign up for the USPSTF email list to get alerts on Task Force recommendations and other updates.
To learn more about the Task Force, visit the About the USPSTF page of their Web site.