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Quality health care for adolescents with special health-care needs: issues and clinical implications

Publication year
2005
Author(s)
Telfair, J.; Alleman-Velez, P. L.; Dickens, P.; Loosier, P. S.
Pages
15-24
Volume
20
Number
1

Assuring quality health care for the diverse U.S. adolescent population is a subject of growing concern among health-care providers and policy makers. Health-care services and policies must appreciate that experiences of adolescents with special health-care needs include challenges that stretch beyond those unique to their conditions to include relationships with family, friends, and professionals as well as their ability to function in school, clinics, and other settings. This review explores those issues while building upon the six core outcomes delineated in the draft 10-year action plan offered as an accompaniment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 guidelines.

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