U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (*)
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Reaffirmation of the 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement about screening for high blood pressure.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did a targeted literature search for evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for high blood pressure.
Screen for high blood pressure in adults age 18 years or older. (Grade A recommendation)
Screening for high blood pressure: clinical summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation.
*This recommendation applies to adults without known hypertension. For the full recommendation statement and supporting documents, go to www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov.
Table 1. What the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades Mean and Suggestions for Practice
Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Levels of Certainty Regarding Net Benefit
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. Screening for High Blood Pressure: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:783–786. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-147-11-200712040-00009
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(11):783-786.
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