Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendations Statement

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendations Statement

Description

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the supporting scientific evidence. It updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services , 2nd edition.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What are the risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm?
  • What are the potential benefits of screening and treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm?
  • What are the potential harms of screening and treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Developer:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: July 2005
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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