American Family Physician Publishes Preventive Services Task Force’s Guidelines on Newborn Hearing Screening
Journal Is First Publisher of USPSTF Recommendations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 21, 2002
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The USPSTF reports present recommendations on preventive health services for use in primary care offices, the rationale for the recommendations, and the supporting scientific evidence. The recommendations can be viewed at www.aafp.org/afp, AFP ’s Web site.
The recommendations on newborn hearing screening that appear in AFP were excerpted from the original Recommendation and Rationale Statement. To view the guideline and other task force reports, go to the USPSTF Web site at www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm
“We feel that this is another way we can help physicians learn about the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,” said Jay Siwek, M.D., AFP editor. “This series of reports represents a wonderful collaboration between the Academy and the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality.”
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