Lifetime Prevention Schedule

Last updated on July 31, 2023

The Lifetime Prevention Schedule (LPS) looks at clinical prevention services for British Columbians. These include screening, behavioral interventions and preventive medications provided by a health-care provider, based on age and sex. The LPS reports show priorities for these services in B.C. based on each service’s clinical effectiveness, population health impact and cost effectiveness.

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LPS Guideline 20232023 Lifetime Prevention Schedule Practice Guide, (PDF, 240KB)

This tool lists the clinical prevention services that have been modelled for B.C. which are supported by policy or guidelines.




Summary and Technical Reports

These reports establish priorities among effective clinical prevention services in British Columbia.

2023 LPS Addendum2023 Addendum to the 2022 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 1.0MB)

Since 2009, the LPS has reviewed and modelled a total of 30 clinical prevention services (CPS). These models are currently being updated which includes converting costs into 2022 Canadian dollars. This work will be completed over two years, and a fully updated LPS Technical Report will be available in 2024.

The 2023 Addendum includes additional work completed by the LPS this year: a major model update for preventing tobacco use in children and youth, with costs in 2022 Canadian dollars; and an evidence update for fluoride varnish to prevent dental caries in children. The Addendum does not include any of the other models that are currently being updated.


2022 LPS Update Report2022 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 4.1MB)

The 2022 LPS Technical Report includes two updated CPS and a new CPS modelled by the LPS in 2022: screening for colorectal cancer, screening and treatment for hypertension, and screening and interventions to reduce unhealthy drug use.

All models in this report reflect costs in 2017 Canadian dollars. A fully updated LPS Technical Report with all costs in 2022 Canadian dollars will be available in 2024.



2022 LPS Reference DocumentEstablishing Priorities Among Effective Clinical Prevention Services in British Columbia: Reference Document and Key Assumptions (PDF, 1.3MB)

This document accompanies the 2022 Summary and Technical Report and explains the methodology of the Lifetime Prevention Schedule and key assumptions made in this year’s report.



An Overview of the Process 2018An Overview of the Process (PDF, 396KB)

This document gives an overview of the process used for evaluating clinical prevention services for the Lifetime Prevention Schedule in British Columbia.




2021 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 4.1MB)

2020 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 3.7MB)

2019 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 3.7MB)

2018 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 2.6MB)

2017 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 2MB)

2016 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 1.2MB)

2015 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 1.1MB)

2014 LPS Technical Report (PDF, 2.2MB)

2014 LPS Technical Report for Children and Youth (PDF, 1.7MB)

2009 Report of the Clinical Prevention Policy Review Committee (PDF, 1.1MB)