Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The article by Dr Ford and colleagues1 documents that many adolescents forgo health care
because they fear disclosure of confidential information or lack access to
health care providers. We are concerned with adolescent health and rights,
and we applaud the focus on this underserved population. However, more proactive
measures are needed to address the problem.
Diaz A, Lieberman D, Romney SL. Access to Health Care for Adolescents. JAMA. 2000;283(16):2101-2102. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2101