Special Health Information Needs of Adolescent Care
Adolescent medicine concerns the biological, psychological, and social changes in the transition from childhood to adulthood, and its core clinical data and knowledge comprise a mixture of both pediatric and adult concerns. Adolescent morbidity is predominately the consequence of preventable risk behaviors.1 The importance of preventive services and interventions to adolescents at-risk demands that practitioners address a broad range of concerns during encounters, including physical and mental health screening, detection of and response to hidden agendas, assurance of patient privacy, and guaranteeing access to care for this vulnerable population.2
KeywordsEating Disorder Short Messaging Service Clinical Decision Support Mental Health Screening Adolescent Medicine
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