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Use of Clinical Preventive Services

Preventive services are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation's health. These services both prevent and detect illnesses and diseases-from flu to cancer-in their earlier, more treatable stages, significantly reducing the risk of illness, disability, early death, and medical care costs.1 The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services2 includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical recommendations for each topic.


1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Washington, DC. Downloaded from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/leading-health-indicators/2020-lhi-topics/Clinical-Preventive-Services on 2/10/2015.
2. The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014, Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Downloaded from http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/index.html on 2/10/2015.

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Content updated: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:02:07 MST