Current Processes of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Refining Evidence-Based Recommendation Development

@article{GuirguisBlake2007CurrentPO,
  title={Current Processes of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Refining Evidence-Based Recommendation Development},
  author={Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake and Ned Calonge and Therese L Miller and Albert L. Siu and Steven M. Teutsch and Evelyn P. Whitlock},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={147},
  pages={117-122}
}
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an internationally recognized, independent panel of nonfederal experts in primary care, prevention, and research methods that makes evidence-based recommendations to guide the delivery of clinical preventive services. Convened and supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the USPSTF is charged by the U.S. Congress to review the scientific evidence for clinical preventive services and to develop evidence-based… 

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