Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS; Evelyn Whitlock, MD, MPH; Tracy Wolff, MD, MPH; Quyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH; William R. Phillips, MD, MPH; Karina W. Davidson, PhD, MASc; Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH; Jennifer S. Lin, MD, MCR; Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH; Ann E. Kurth, PhD, CNM, MSN, MPH; Francisco A.R. García, MD, MPH; Susan J. Curry, PhD; David C. Grossman, MD, MPH; C. Seth Landefeld, MD; John W. Epling Jr., MD, MSEd; Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH
Disclosures: Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is the current chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and has been a member since 2010. Dr. Whitlock reports a contract for support work from Kaiser Permanente during the conduct of the study. Dr. Lin reports funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support the USPSTF during the conduct of the study. Authors not named here have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-2656.
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Bibbins-Domingo: Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 550 16th Street, Box 1364, San Francisco, CA 94158.
Dr. Whitlock: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036.
Drs. Wolff and Ngo-Metzger: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.
Dr. Phillips: Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356390, Seattle, WA 98195.
Dr. Davidson: Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.
Dr. Krist: Virginia Commonwealth University, One Capital Square, 830 East Main Street, Room 631, Richmond, VA 23219.
Dr. Lin: Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227.
Dr. Mangione: University of California, Los Angeles, 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Dr. Kurth: Yale University, 400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT 06477.
Dr. García: Pima County Health Department, 3950 South Country Club Road, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85714.
Dr. Curry: University of Iowa, College of Public Health Building, Room S153A, 145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242.
Dr. Grossman: Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101.
Dr. Landefeld: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Boshell Diabetes Building, Room 420, 1808 Seventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
Dr. Epling: State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Madison–Irving Medical Center, Suite 200, 475 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.
Dr. Siu: Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: K. Bibbins-Domingo, T. Wolff, Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips, K.W Davidson, A.H. Krist, F.A.R. García, S.J. Curry, D.C. Grossman, J.W. Epling, A.L. Siu.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: K. Bibbins-Domingo, E. Whitlock, Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips, A.H. Krist, C.M. Mangixpp one, A.L. Siu.
Drafting of the article: K. Bibbins-Domingo, Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips, A.H. Krist, F.A.R. García, S.J. Curry, A.L. Siu.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: K. Bibbins-Domingo, E. Whitlock, T. Wolff, Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips, K.W Davidson, A.H. Krist, J.S. Lin, C.M. Mangione, A.E. Kurth, F.A.R. García, S.J. Curry, D.C. Grossman, C.S. Landefeld, J.W. Epling.
Final approval of the article: K. Bibbins-Domingo, E. Whitlock, T. Wolff, Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips, K.W Davidson, A.H. Krist, J.S. Lin, A.E. Kurth, F.A.R. García, S.J. Curry, D.C. Grossman, C.S. Landefeld, A.L. Siu.
Obtaining of funding: E. Whitlock, Q. Ngo-Metzger.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: E. Whitlock, T. Wolff, Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips, K.W Davidson, A.H. Krist, A.E. Kurth, F.A.R. García, D.C. Grossman.
Collection and assembly of data: Q. Ngo-Metzger, W.R. Phillips.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) summarizes the principles and considerations that guide development of its recommendations for diverse U.S. populations. It uses these principles through each step in the evidence-based guideline process: developing the research plan, conducting the evidence review, developing the recommendation, and communicating to guideline users. Three recent recommendations provide examples of how the USPSTF has used these principles: the 2015 recommendation on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes; the 2016 recommendation on screening for breast cancer; and the recommendation on screening for prostate cancer, which is currently in progress. A more comprehensive list of recommendations that includes considerations for specific populations is also provided.
Bibbins-Domingo K, Whitlock E, Wolff T, Ngo-Metzger Q, Phillips WR, Davidson KW, et al. Developing Recommendations for Evidence-Based Clinical Preventive Services for Diverse Populations: Methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. ;166:565–571. doi: 10.7326/M16-2656
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(8):565-571.
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