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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, 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.


Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic adults.


Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.


Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened.


Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children.


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.


Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.


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