USPSTF Cites Lack of Evidence on Routine Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia

September 18, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said there is insufficient evidence to make a recommendation about routine screening for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in pregnant women and children age 6 to 24 months. The task force also said there is not enough evidence to make a recommendation about iron supplements for pregnant women. "Eating a diet rich in iron may be enough to prevent development of IDA," states a September 8, 2015, USPSTF press release.

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