Ma J, Xiao L., J Adolesc Health. 2009 May;44(5):502-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.10.001. Epub 2008 Nov 22., 2009 May 01
Using data from the latest National Ambulatory Care Surveys, this study finds that the importance of assessment of overweight and obesity and preventive counseling in adolescents is underappreciated in outpatient practices throughout the United States.
The room for improvement remains considerable, and interventions to promote quality preventive care are needed for all adolescents.