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Implementing the guidelines for adolescent preventive services.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9606308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) include recommendations developed and promoted by the American Medical Association's Department of Adolescent Health and are intended to organize, restructure and redefine health care delivery for 11- to 21-year-old patients. Data show that health risks in this age group are more social in origin than medical, and that these unhealthy behaviors can be recognized and interventions can be applied at an earlier age to reduce adolescent mortality and morbidity. In fact, evidence suggests that some interventions may result in a decrease in premature adult mortality. GAPS provides physicians with preventive service recommendations and a flow sheet that is useful for implementing and documenting these services during office visits. This system enables the busy physician to identify at-risk adolescent patients and provide them with information about changing unhealthy behaviors
N J Montalto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-16     Completed Date:  1998-06-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2181-8, 2189-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services / standards*
Office Visits
Patient Education as Topic
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Preventive Health Services / standards*
Teaching Materials
United States
Comment In:
Am Fam Physician. 1998 May 1;57(9):2060, 2066   [PMID:  9606298 ]
Am Fam Physician. 1998 Nov 1;58(7):1550, 1552   [PMID:  9824955 ]

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