Implementing the guidelines for adolescent preventive services.

  title={Implementing the guidelines for adolescent preventive services.},
  author={Norman J Montalto},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={2181-8, 2189-90}
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… CONTINUE READING

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