AAFP Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations are based on the rigorous analysis of scientific research performed by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
The USPSTF conducts impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services, including screening, counseling, and preventive medications.
The AAFP reviews all USPSTF recommendations and evidence reports. If the AAFP agrees with the USPSTF, a link is provided to their website for more information. When the AAFP’s assessment differs from the USPSTF, a separate recommendation is developed. AAFP recommendations that differ from the USPSTF are listed below.