Title

National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Family History and Improving Health

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-15-2009

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Annals of Internal Medicine

NLM Title Abbreviation

Ann Intern Med

PubMed ID

19884615

DOI

10.1059/0003-4819-151-12-200912150-00165

Abstract

National Institutes of Health consensus and state-of-the science statements are prepared by independent panels of health professionals and public representatives on the basis of 1) the results of a systematic literature review prepared under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2) presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the conference questions during a 2-day public session; 3) questions and statements from conference attendees during open discussion periods that are part of the public session; and 4) closed deliberations by the panel during the remainder of the second day and morning of the third. This statement is an independent report of the panel and is not a policy statement of the National Institutes of Health or the U.S. government. The statement reflects the panel's assessment of medical knowledge available at the time the statement was written. Thus, it provides a "snapshot in time" of the state of knowledge on the conference topic. When reading the statement, keep in mind that new knowledge is inevitably accumulating through medical research.

Keywords

Family Health, Forecasting, Health Status, Humans, Medical History Taking/standards, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Primary Health Care/methods/standards/trends, Risk Assessment

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Annals of Internal Medicine, 151:12 (2009) pp.872-877. DOI:10.1059/0003-4819-151-12-200912150-00165.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1437