Achieving Quality Health Services for Adolescents

Miriam Kaufman, Jonathan D. Klein, Michelle S. Barratt, Margaret J. Blythe, Paula K. Braverman, Angela Diaz, David S. Rosen, Charles J. Wibbelsman, Lesley L. Breech, Benjamin Shain

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In recent years, there has been an increased national focus on assessing and improving the quality of health care. This statement provides recommendations and criteria for assessment of the quality of primary care delivered to adolescents in the United States. Consistent implementation of American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations (periodicity of visits and confidentiality issues), renewed attention to professional quality-improvement activities (access and immunizations) and public education, and modification of existing quality-measurement activities to ensure that quality is delivered are proposed as strategies that would lead to improved care for youth. Pediatrics

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1270
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Access
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Immunizations
  • Periodicity of visits
  • Quality preventive services


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