USPSTF Released Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and AdultsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 05/27/2014 09:00 AM EDT
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final Recommendation Statement on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go tohttp://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepb.htm. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation in plain language is available athttp://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/hepb/hepbrecfact.pdf. The final Recommendation Statement can also be found in the May 27, 2014 online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.
Release Date: May 2014
- The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in persons at high risk for infection.
Grade: B Recommendation.
|Recommendation Statement (PDF File, XX; PDF Help)
|Clinical Summary (PDF File, 108 KB; PDF Help)
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 119 KB; PDF Help)
|Evidence Review (PDF File, 3.95 MB; PDF Help)
|Final Research Plan
Current as of May 2014
Screening for Hepatitis B Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepb.htm