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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

These are summaries of guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule is a practice tool that provides easy access to recommendations from the USPSTF in a simple, concise format. This clinical aid is routinely updated to make it as current a resource as possible. We hope this helps physicians bridge some of the knowledge gaps of USPSTF recommendations and apply them to their practice.

Oct 15, 2020 Issue
Primary Care–Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent illicit drug use, including nonmedical use of prescription drugs, in children, adolescents, and young adults


Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents.


Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant persons who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery.


Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.


May 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.


Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria using urine culture in pregnant persons. The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in nonpregnant adults.


Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects.


Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or who have an ancestry associated with breast cancer susceptibility 1 and 2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations with an appropriate brief familial risk assessment tool.


Jan 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.


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