Annual CT Scans for High Risk Smokers Finalized As New Preventive Health Service [electronic resource] : CRS Legal Sidebar
- Corporate Author:
- Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. American Law Division
- [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (2 pages), digital, PDF file
- Discusses Dec. 30, 2013 final recommendation by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that persons with a high risk of lung cancer get an annual computed tomography (CT) scan, to detect the disease at earlier stages when it is more likely to be treatable. Considers implications of final recommendation for insurance coverage for screenings through private insurers and public health insurance programs.
USPSTF is a federally supported, independent panel of primary care providers. The USPSTF reviews scientific evidence for a broad range of clinical preventive services, such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. It develops clinical practice recommendations based on evidence of the benefits and the potential harms of the preventive service.
- Related Titles:
- ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection
- CRS Report.
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Apr. 2014). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
- Technical Details:
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