Wednesday, August 8, 2007

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

A new release in preventive service was announced by the USPSTF, Primary Care Counseling for Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints.

The Task Force, which is supported by AHRQ, is the leading independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care. These recommendations are considered the gold standard for clinical preventive services. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ supports health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decisionmaking.

For more information about the Task Force, its methods and other recommendations, go to