AHRQ releases new clinical preventive services guidebook

Author: Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey
Date: March 15, 2003

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released the third edition of its Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. This third edition is a compilation of new and updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on clinical preventive services, including screenings, immunizations, and counseling for behavior changes.

The guide is available on a subscription basis for $60. Subscribers will receive semiannual installments of recently released recommendations and their summaries of evidence; USPSTF background, history, and methods articles; and two three-ring binders to collect and store the installments. The subscription is for a five-year term.

The AHRQ also has released its new Step-by-Step Guide to Delivering Clinical Preventive Services: A Systems Approach. This book is designed to help physicians integrate USPSTF recommendations into their practice and describes how to develop a formal system for delivering clinical preventive services. The Step-by-Step Guide is available free of charge. Health risk profiles and flow sheet packets also are available for purchase through the Step-by-Step Guide.

To subscribe to the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, or to order the Step-by-Step Guide, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 800-358-9295.

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