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AHRQ Releases Updated Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 15;72(8):1614.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published an updated version of evidence-based clinical guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2005 includes the USPSTF’s recommendations on prevention and early detection of cancer; heart and vascular diseases; infectious diseases; injury and violence; mental health conditions and substance abuse; metabolic, nutritional, and endocrinologic conditions; musculoskeletal conditions; and obstetric and gynecologic conditions. Free single copies of the new guide are available online at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd.htm or by calling the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at (800) 358–9295.


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