Study ranks USPSTF guidelines on screenings, medical services

08/7/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

New York University researchers evaluated 25 clinical services and screening recommendations for nonpregnant adults issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and created a flex-model that ranks them based on gains in life expectancy. The researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine that health professionals implement only about half of the USPSTF's 60 overall recommendations, probably because there is not enough personalization or prioritization in the clinical setting.

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