Series Editor: Dr Ahmed M Abou-Setta
A thematic series published in Systematic Reviews.
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) was established and is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop clinical practice guidelines that support primary care providers in delivering preventive health care in Canada. Although funded by PHAC, the CTFPHC is an independent body that is comprised of Canadian primary care and prevention experts. The CTFPHC uses the Grading of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system to develop its guidelines, and all recommendations are based on rigorous evidence review. Launched in April 2018, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Evidence Reviews Collection includes all evidence review protocols and evidence reviews conducted to support the development of CTFPHC guidelines. More information about the CTFPHC can be found on its website (https://canadiantaskforce.ca/). Evidence review protocols and evidence reviews for guidelines that were developed prior to the launch of the Collection can also be found on the CTFPHC website page for each guideline.
Publication of this article series was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.