Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm Report uri icon
  • This report summarizes estimates of health impact and cost-effectiveness of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm that were created to assess the relative value of most of the clinical preventive services recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the general population. This ranking of clinical prevention priorities is guided by the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP).

    USPSTF Recommendation: In 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated and reaffirmed its recommendation of one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) for men aged 65 to 75 who have ever smoked. The USPSTF concludes with high certainty that screening for AAA with ultrasonography in this population has moderate net benefit (B recommendation). The recommendation was based on a systematic evidence review. This recommendation updates and reaffirms the 2005 recommendation, which was supported by a best-evidence review and a synthesis of cost-effectiveness studies. The estimates in this report may not reflect current USPSTF recommendations. Readers are advised to check for updated recommendations at

  • publication date
  • 2015
  • Research
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Economics
  • Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Screening
  • Smoking