Volume 11 Issue 261
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Oct-2009 
Next Update - 14:00 UC 08:00 EST 5-Oct-2009

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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AHRQ's Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2009 now available

(5 October 2009: VIDYYA MEDICAL NEWS SERVICE) -- AHRQ has released the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2009, which highlights recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This yearís Guide provides updated Task Force recommendations on topics such as aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, major depressive disorder for children and adolescents, screening for prostate cancer, universal screening for hearing loss in newborns, and screening for colorectal cancer.

The Guide contains evidence-based recommendations that have been adapted for a pocket-size book, making it easier for clinicians to consult the recommendations in their daily practice. Recommendations are presented in an indexed, easy-to-use format, with at-a-glance charts. To access The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2009, please visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd.htm. A print copy of the Guide is available by sending an e-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Task Force recommendations are also available on the electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS). The ePSS is an electronic tool, available on the web or downloadable to a PDA, which enables clinicians to search for Task Force recommendations based on a patientís age, sex and risk factors. The ePSS can be accessed at www.epss.ahrq.gov.

You may also download the guide in today's issue of vidyya: http://www.vidyya.com/12pdfs/pocketgd09.pdf

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