June 27, 2017

Preventive Care for Adolescents: Few Get Visits and Fewer Get Services

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.

PEDIATRICS, Charles E. Irwin, Jr, Sally H. Adams, M. Jane Park, and Paul W. Newacheck, Vol. 123 No. 4 April 2009, pp. e565-e572 (doi:10.1542/peds.2008-2601)