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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews evidence of effective interventions and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

It was first convened by the U.S. Public Health Service in 1984, and since 1998 sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), has become the leading independent panel of private-sector experts in prevention and primary care.

From its website it states that its mission:

"is to evaluate the benefits of individual services based on age, gender, and risk factors for disease; make recommendations about which preventive services should be incorporated routinely into primary medical care and for which populations; and identify a research agenda for clinical preventive care."

See alsoEdit

NICE - in part the UK equivalent

External linksEdit

Taskforce homepage

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