Friday, April 8, 2011

Which Screening Tests and When? Two Nice Tools Cover This and More

I was on the Preventive Services Task Force website yesterday to read some new screening recommendations, and I came across a couple neat little widgets that personalize the Task Force's prevention-related guidelines.  One is intended for the public and provides very nice, straightforward recommendations based on a person's gender and age.  The other is intended for doctors and other health professionals but could be of interest to other people interested in delving deeper into things.  It not only summarizes the recommendations but also provides the level of evidence behind the recommendations and other background information.

On the face, these are simple little tools - and I guess they are - but they do a very good job summarizing a lot of important information and in a way not often seen.  

For the public:



For doctors and other health professionals:

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