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Canadian task force on preventive health care under threat

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1308
  1. Jocalyn Clark
  1. BMJ

    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, an international centre that helps doctors to put research findings into practice, is under threat of closure after 25 years' work.

    Established in 1976 as an independent scientific panel of experts, the task force enlists volunteer members to review the clinical evidence on topics such as dementia, colorectal cancer, and breast self examination and then publishes recommendations for doctors on the basis of the weight of accumulated evidence.

    Its set of guidelines is considered the authoritative source for Canadian doctors, and its innovations of systematically classifying research into levels of evidence …

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