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 personalizes and ranks them based on gains in life expectancy. The report, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, said for a patient without diabetes, the highest priority would be smoking cessation, followed by losing weight and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

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