Practice Guideline Briefs


Am Fam Physician. 2004 Sep 15;70(6):1172-1174.

Preventive Services Selector Tool for PDAs

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a clinical decision-support tool for personal digital assistants (PDAs) that is designed to help physicians deliver evidence-based medicine when they are with a patient. The “Interactive Preventive Services Selector” tool is available for download from the AHRQ Web site at

The tool can help physicians quickly and easily search for which preventive services to provide or not provide to patients based on their age and gender. The tool is based on the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and will be updated with new recommendations each time the PDA is synchronized.



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