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Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

AHRQ has announced the release of the updated 2012 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, an authoritative source on clinical preventive services centered on the evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
The 2012 Guide includes the USPSTF’s recommendations on clinical preventive services such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications from 2002 through March 2012, topics in development, background about the USPSTF, and additional resources. This edition also includes at-a-glance clinical summary tables for ease of use.
In addition to the Guide, the Task Force provides other resources for primary care clinicians, including:

  • An up-to-date list of Task Force recommendations available through the A-Z Topic Index on the Task Force Web site.
  • The electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients, which can be downloaded to their mobile devices.

Click here to view, download, or order a free print copy of the Guide.
The USPSTF is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications. More information on the Task Force is available at