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Vol. 19 - Num. 74

Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

The analytic framework in USPSTF recommendations development

M.ª Jesús Esparza Olcinaa, Julia Colomer Revueltab, Ana Martínez Rubioc, José M.ª Mengual Gild, Manuel Merino Moínae, Carmen Rosa Pallás Alonsof, Álvaro Rando Diegog, Francisco Javier Sánchez Ruiz-Cabelloh, Olga Cortés Ricoi, José Galbe Sánchez-Venturaj, Ana Gallego Iborrak, Jaime García Aguadoa, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescencial

aPediatra. Madrid. España.
bDepartamento de Pediatría, Obstetricia y Ginecología. Unidad de Pediatría. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.
cPediatra. CS de Camas. Sevilla. España.
dPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España.
ePediatra. CS El Greco. Getafe. Madrid. España.
fServicio de Neonatología. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
gPediatra. CS Mejorada del Campo. Velilla de San Antonio. Madrid. España.
hPediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
iPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
jPediatra. CS Torrero La Paz. Zaragoza. España.
kPediatra. CS Trinidad. Málaga. España.
lJosé María Mengual Gil (coord.).

Correspondence: MJ Esparza. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Esparza Olcina MJ, Colomer Revuelta J, Martínez Rubio A, Mengual Gil JM, Merino Moína M, Pallás Alonso CR, et al. The analytic framework in USPSTF recommendations development. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:177-82.

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The analytic framework and its graphic representation, takes part of the integral approach in the systematic reviews that the US Preventive Services Task Force develop in the process of developing their recommendations. It is included as part of the methodology for the process of the working plan. Together with the key questions, the analytic framework establishes the needed steps in the logical process that should be demonstrated in order to assess the efficacy and the harms of a preventive service in primary care. The objective of an analytic framework is to present clearly and schematically the specific questions that relate interventions and results and that should be answered through the bibliographic review. A convention for its design, items, links, symbols and graphic representation is described.


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