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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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USPSTF Process for Development of Recommendations

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  • Define question and outcomes of interest
    • Search for benefits and harms of the service
  • Evaluate QUALITY of individual studies
  • Synthesize and judge STRENGTH of available evidence
  • Determine balance of BENEFITS and HARMS
  • Link recommendation to judgment about net benefits

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