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Appendix Table 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades and Recommendations
Appendix Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades for Strength of Overall Evidence
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force*. Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: Recommendations and Rationale. Ann Intern Med. ;137:526–528. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-6-200209170-00014
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(6):526-528.
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