Little evidence links preventive visits to increased receipt of preventive services, despite decades of professional emphasis on adolescent preventive care visits and evidence that many preventive services reduce risk. In this context, the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center examined the linkage between attendance of a preventive healthcare visit and receipt of preventive services, among adolescents and young adults.
Our study found strong evidence that preventive visits are linked to greater receipt of preventive services, compared to non-preventive visits. Overall, however, most preventive services rates are very low, highlighting the need to further promote the preventive visit and increase delivery of preventive services. Read more about the findings in the infographic below.
View the open access article here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X1830137X.