Friday, August 1, 2014

E-book spotlight: 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

For the first time, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released an e-book version of its Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, an authoritative source that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together what preventive services are right for a patient’s needs. The 2014 Guide includes all active Task Force evidence-based recommendations since 2004, including 28 new and updated recommendations since the 2012 version of the Guide.

The e-book is compatible with many readers, including Kindle, Nook, iBook, and Kobo. As a reminder, in addition to the e-book, you can view and download the Guide online or order a print copy of the guide at the AHRQ Publications Online Store.

The Task Force also provides other resources for primary care clinicians, including:
  • An up-to-date list of Task Force recommendations, available through the A-Z Topic Index on the Task Force Web site.
  • The electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), which clinicians can download to their mobile devices to help them identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients.
For more information about the Guide and other Task Force resources, visit:

Learn more about how to improve primary care. Visit AHRQ’s Prevention & Chronic Care Program at:

Click here to access the 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services through the Matas Library.