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October 2017

The 2017 US Preventive Services Task Force Report on Preschool Vision Screening

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(10):1021-1022. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.3373

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) was congressionally authorized in 1984. It is supported by the US Department of Health & Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The charge of the USPSTF is to “improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medications.”1 The membership of each Task Force is composed of 16 expert volunteers who come from the fields of preventive medicine and primary care, including internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology, and nursing. There are no subspecialists in an affected area such as ophthalmology.

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