Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Evolution of and Trends in Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Clinical Practice Guidelines
Slide content:USPSTF Grades - 2 Recommendations categorized by grade C: Tailor recommendations to individual patients since there is at least moderate certainty that the net benefit is small Recommendation: Offer or provide only if other considerations support the offering or providing the service in an individual patient D: Moderate or high certainty of no net benefit or that harms outweigh benefits Recommendation: Discourage the use of this service 7
Slide notes:A grade C recommendation from the USPSTF suggests that the recommendation should be tailored for individual patients and circumstances, since there is at least moderate certainty that the net benefit is small. These services should be provided only if other considerations support offering, or providing, the service for an individual patient. A grade D is a recommendation against the service. If there is a moderate or high certainty of no net benefit, or there is some degree of evidence that harm outweighs the benefits then the USPSTF discourages the use of the service with a grade D recommendation 7