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USPSTF's report to Congress on 'High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services'

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its "Third Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services." In this report, the Task Force focused on the care of older adults, identifying five high-priority evidence gaps that deserve further examination and that, if filled, are likely to result in important new recommendations. The USPSTF believes that identifying evidence gaps and highlighting them as areas for research will inspire public and private researchers to collaborate and target their efforts to generate new knowledge and address important health priorities.

Priorities for improving the health of older adults through research on clinical preventive services:
  1. Screening for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
  2. Screening for Physical and Mental Well-Being of Older Adults
  3. Preventing Falls and Fractures
  4. Screening for Vision and Hearing Problems
  5. Avoiding the Unintended Harms of Medical Procedures and Testing in Older Adults
See the full report: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/annlrpt3/index.html. more


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