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This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for suicide risk and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations on this topic. The complete information on which this statement is based, including evidence tables and references, is available in the accompanying article in this issue and in the systematic evidence review on this topic, which is available through the USPSTF Web site (www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov) and through the National Guideline Clearinghouse (www.guideline.gov). The complete recommendation statement and the summary of the evidence are also available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse (telephone, 800-358-9295; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org).
*For a list of the members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, see the Appendix.
Appendix Table 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades and Recommendations
Appendix Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Strength of Overall Evidence
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force*. Screening for Suicide Risk: Recommendation and Rationale. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:820–821. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-10-200405180-00014
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