AHRQ releases updated guide to clinical preventive services

Author: Carrie A. Morantz, Amber Huntzinger
Date: Oct 15, 2005

The Agency for Healthcare research and Quality (AHrQ) has published an updated version of evidence-based clinical guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2005 includes the USPSTF's recommendations on prevention and early detection of cancer; heart and vascular diseases; infectious diseases; injury and violence; mental health conditions and substance abuse; metabolic, nutritional, and endocrinologic conditions; musculoskeletal conditions; and obstetric and gynecologic conditions. Free single copies of the new guide are available online at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd. htm or by calling the AHrQ Publications Clearinghouse at (800) 358-9295.

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