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April 26, 2000

Access to Health Care for Adolescents

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(16):2101-2102. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2101

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.

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