preventive services

preventive services

A general term for surveillance services—e.g., regular cervical smears, breast screening, faecal occult blood testing, biennial colonoscopy, serial PSA testing, smoking cessation programmes, etc.—which are intended to reduce demand on acute hospital services, by preventing disease or identifying early disease which is more amenable to treatment.
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The preventive service afloat was really the one for us to reckon with, and it was material for our success and safety to know the exact position of the patrol craft in the neighbourhood.
Summary: Hospital for women and children will provide diagnosis, curative and preventive services in Sudan and Africa
In the letter, the senators highlighted the enormous economic benefit of requiring health plans to cover preventive services, including birth control for women, without out-of-pocket costs.
They found that the ACA's policy of eliminating cost sharing for preventive services did change physician behavior.
Family physicians have come to rely on the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for rigorous, evidence-based recommendations on the use of clinical preventive services.
These preventive services were described in the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines and adopted as covered benefits by the Department of Health & Human Services in 2011.
Preventive Services Task Force criteria for screening, and overused in low-risk younger women, new data suggest.
CVS Health announced earlier this month its partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services to promote an online tool that provides recommendations from government-recognized clinical experts to patients regarding which personalized preventive services they should receive based on medical need, age, and gender.
Department of Health and Human Services to give people easy access to more information about the preventive services clinically recommended for them," stated MinuteClinic president Andrew Sussman, who is also executive vice president and associate chief medical officer at CVS Health.
Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) provides cancer screening recommendations and continually reviews the scientific evidence for the potential benefits and harms of screening (4).
Large differences in adult use of preventive services persisted from 1996 through 2008 across population groups defined by poverty, race/ethnicity, insurance coverage, and geography.

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