Glossary

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

An independent volunteer panel of primary care providers who are non-federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Created in 1984, it conducts scientific reviews of clinical preventive health care services and develops recommendations about services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. The task force is convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).