This article examines rates and disparities in access to preventive care and receipt of recommended preventive services among adolescents. Research reveals very low rates of preventive visits, especially for the poor and uninsured, and low rates of receipt of recommended preventive services.
April 24, 2009
Charles E. Irwin, Jr, Sally H. Adams, M. Jane Park, and Paul W. Newacheck
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