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Date

2015

Abstract

Universal Pediatric Lipid Screening Guidelines are currently based on expert opinion only. Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends screening all patients ages 9-11 and again at ages 17-21. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), however, concludes the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening. This discordance leaves ambiguity for implementation in Family Medicine practices in Vermont. A survey of providers at Milton Family Practice showed that only 14% of providers at Milton Family Practice regularly perform lipid screening on their pediatric patients.

Keywords

Vermont, Pediatric, Lipid Screening, Guidelines

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Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Medical Education | Pediatrics | Primary Care | Public Health Education and Promotion