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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Hepatitis B Virus: Screening in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in persons who are at high risk for infection. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

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Developed By: 
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults [Internet]. 2014 May [cited 2017 Sept 8]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Announcements/News/Item/final-recommendation-statement-screening-for-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-nonpregnant-adolescents-and-adults