Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- I. Introduction
- II. Background
- III. Role of USPSTF in Clinical Prevention
- IV. Major Activities of the USPSTF in 2010–2011
- V. Current Evidence Gaps Deserving of Further Research
- VI. Next Steps for the USPSTF in 2012
- Appendix A. 2011 Members of the USPSTF
- Appendix B. USPSTF Partner Organizations
- Appendix C. Complete Listing of All USPSTF Specific Recommendations as of September 2011
VI. Next Steps for the USPSTF in 2012
In the coming 12 months, it is expected that:
- The USPSTF will continue its work on over 20 topics that are in process.
- The USPSTF will begin work on approximately 12 new topics, including topics nominated for consideration through the public topic nomination process.
- The USPSTF will solicit input from stakeholders and citizens at the beginning or planning stages of the evidence review process, to ensure that the right questions are being asked.
- The USPSTF will expand its work to translate and present draft recommendations in order to facilitate input from the full range of interested stakeholders, including the public, and release 10 more draft recommendations for comment.
- The USPSTF will release 10 or more final Recommendation Statements.
- The USPSTF will continue to coordinate closely with the CPSTF to improve the nation's ability to benefit from the full spectrum of prevention.
- The USPSTF will build new partnerships with health care systems and primary care professional groups to improve the dissemination and implementation of its recommendations on effective clinical preventive services.
- The USPSTF will prepare a second annual report for Congress on high-priority evidence gaps in the field of clinical preventive services.
Current as of: December 2013
Internet Citation: First Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services - VI. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2011.