Tag: uspstf

1. In this study comparing three prominent lung cancer screening strategies, all were found to be cost-effective, yielding incremental cost-effectiveness ratios of under $100,000/quality adjusted life-year gained, the commonly referenced U.S. willingness-to-pay threshold. 2. As the maximum age for screening eligibility increased, greater reductions in cancer mortality were realized but...
1. From a systematic review of the evidence, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening mammography every other year in women 50 to 74 years old and individualizing the decision to begin mammography in women 40 to 49 years old, with insufficient evidence to make a recommendation...
1. For ambulatory systolic blood pressure measurements, an increase of 10 mmHg was linked to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular events. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Hypertension, blood pressure higher than 140 mmHg systolic and 90 mmHg diastolic, is a leading risk factor for mortality, but the...
Image: PD 1.  Based on the paucity of research evidence on the topic, the USPSTF released a statement noting that there is not enough evidence to make recommendations regarding screening or treatment of suicide risk in adolescents, adults or older adults in the primary care setting Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study...
Image: PD 1. A 5 year mammography screening program did not result in a difference in mortality compared to breast examination alone/usual care in women 40-59. 2. 22% of all mammography-detected invasive cancers were considered to be over-diagnoses. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The use of mammography is a mainstay in...