U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The United States Preventive Services Task Force is this country's leading source of recommendations and guidelines for screening tests, counseling, and use of medicines for disease prevention. It is composed of medical experts and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The task force regularly conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of scientific evidence and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

Last Updated: June 26, 2008

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care, Medical Toxicology

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