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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.

Mar 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography.


Feb 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Cervical Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer every 3 years with cervical cytology alone in women aged 21 to 29 years. For women aged 30 to 65 years, the USPSTF recommends screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone, every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing alone, or every 5 years with hrHPV testing in combination with cytology (cotesting).


Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease with Nontraditional Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of adding the ankle-brachial index (ABI), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level, or coronary artery calcium score to traditional risk assessment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in asymptomatic adults to prevent CVD events.


Dec 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment with the Ankle-Brachial Index: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in asymptomatic adults.


Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older.


Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Prostate Cancer: Recommendation Statement


Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events.


Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends exercise interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls.


Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of vitamin D and calcium supplementation, alone or combined, for the primary prevention of fractures in men and premenopausal women.


Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends counseling young adults, adolescents, children, and parents of young children about minimizing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation for persons aged 6 months to 24 years with fair skin types to reduce their risk of skin cancer.


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