February 20, 2021 - , and national leadership in the following areas:
The critical evaluation of research published in peer-reviewed … It usually takes from 9 to 15 months from when the work plan is approved to when the peer-reviewed evidence … this point, the EPC may undertake preparation of a manuscript to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed … Procedures for Writing Papers and Documents
Task Force recommendations are usually published in a peer-reviewed … Additionally, the Task Force often disseminates its methods and processes through publication in peer-reviewed
February 20, 2021 - Of 211 full-text
articles reviewed, 52 studies met inclusion criteria. … Study Selection
Two reviewers independently reviewed all identified titles and ab-
stracts and then relevant … AHRQ staff
provided project oversight; reviewed the report
and manuscript to ensure that the analysis … Definitions of
breastfeeding: call for the development and use of
consistent definitions in research and
peer-reviewed … literature.
February 20, 2021 - Of 211 full-text articles reviewed, 52 studies met inclusion criteria. … Definitions of breastfeeding: call for the development and use of consistent definitions in research and peer-reviewed … literature. … Literature Flow Diagram
Text Description . … There were 2708 citations identified through literature databases.
February 20, 2021 - of selecting topics, synthesizing evidence, deliberating and voting on recommendations, soliciting peer … key questions, and then determined whether the remaining key questions needed to be systematically reviewed … The USPSTF incorporates expert and peer review of its background documents to confirm that all relevant … respond to the USPSTF recommendations and their accompanying evidence reviews through editorials in peer-reviewed … publications and through formal letters to the editor of peer-reviewed journals.
February 20, 2021 - methods papers published on the USPSTF Web site. ( https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org ) and in peer-reviewed … Peer review of EPC evidence syntheses and all USPSTF recommendation statements by content experts in … Updating to keep recommendations consistent with current literature. … Consistency
Systematic reviews of the literature on effectiveness and harms ( https://www.ahrq.gov/research
February 20, 2021 - USPSTF recommendation is based on a rigorous, systematic review of the scientific evidence published in peer-reviewed … The medical literature that is the basis for the recommendations of the USPSTF provides evidence regarding … All comments received from this process are reviewed by the Task Force and used to revise the final USPSTF
February 20, 2021 - medical officer from AHRQ
From start to finish, these activities take 3-6 months
External work plan peer … review
Work plans are reviewed by experts in the field
Approval of peer-reviewed work plan c
All … depending on the topic
Typically completed within 6-24 months, depending on the scope of the topic
Peer … comments and finalizes the evidence report
Submitted to AHRQ within 3-6 months after the USPSTF vote
Peer … This step usually occurs at a Task Force meeting, although in the case of topic updates, work plan peer
February 20, 2021 - Recommendations
Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis
Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults
Search for Recommendations
About the USPSTF
Public Comments & Nominations
February 13, 2021 - guide, EPC researchers gather, review, and analyze evidence on the topic from studies published in peer-reviewed … final recommendation statement and a final evidence summary, a document that outlines the evidence it reviewed … , are also published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
February 13, 2021 - guide, EPC researchers gather, review, and analyze evidence on the topic from studies published in peer-reviewed … recommendation statement and a final evidence summary, a document that outlines the evidence the Task Force reviewed … , are also published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
February 20, 2021 - All recommendations are published on the Task Force’s Web site and/or in a peer-reviewed journal. … Their recommendations are based on a rigorous review of existing peer-reviewed evidence and are intended
February 20, 2021 - Statements on the USPSTF Web site ( https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/ ) and in various peer-reviewed … nomination may:
Suggest a new preventive service topic, supported by evidence that has been published in a peer-reviewed … The topic should be one that has not been reviewed by the USPSTF to date.
February 20, 2021 - careful review and synthesis of the evidence and is released with an accompanying summary of the evidence reviewed … The medical literature has seen an explosion in the number of systematic reviews published in the past … Further refinements to the draft "new" recommendation statement were reviewed in 2006 with 4 focus groups … References section at the end of the recommendation statement gives only a small sample of the important literature
February 20, 2021 - liaisons assigned to a particular behavioral topic define the scope of clinical intervention approaches reviewed … health-behavior change and outcomes (shown here in Analytic Framework 1) when either: (1) the evidence has been reviewed … such instances, Analytic Framework 1 may be dispensed with altogether and attention focused on the literature … In reality, the preferred outcome measures may not be widely available in the literature, because behavioral … Thus, the current literature, while much improved over the past, may still be insufficient to unequivocally
February 20, 2021 - For new topics, the work plan may be peerreviewed and presented to the entire Task Force at one of its … re-review the same literature. … Review of Work Plan
The work plan for full systematic reviews for new topics is usually peerreviewed … Peer reviewers' comments are not formally summarized. … Instead, peer-reviewed work plans, the list of peer reviewers, and a synopsis of their comments and the