Disputes Made Prevention Panel Stronger, Says Former Leader

For its first 25 years, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force toiled in relative obscurity.

Created by the federal government in 1984, the task force published books and articles in scientific journals that aimed to inform primary care practitioners about which preventive services were effective based on scientific evidence. It assigns preventive services such as screenings, medication and counseling grades from A to D, or an I for insufficient evidence.

In 2010, everything changed.

It would be disingenuous of me not to suggest that the link between the ... recommendations and insurance coverage hasn't put an additional focus on our work, says Dr. Michael LeFevre.i

“It would be disingenuous of me not to suggest that the link between the … recommendations and insurance coverage hasn’t put an additional focus on our work,” says Dr. Michael LeFevre.

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It would be disingenuous of me not to suggest that the link between the ... recommendations and insurance coverage hasn't put an additional focus on our work, says Dr. Michael LeFevre.Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/23/416792120/disputes-made-prevention-panel-stronger-says-former-leader?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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