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October 15, 2014

Use of Clinical Preventive Services in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2Division of General Pediatrics, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Harvard Medical School, Pediatrics, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
JAMA. 2014;312(15):1509-1510. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12890

At each stage from birth to young adulthood, the use of clinical preventive services (CPSs) provides an opportunity to intervene early to improve outcomes for many costly and complex conditions and to modify important disease-defining risk factors.1 A number of important provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide impetus to improve the use of CPSs, in particular, the provision that such services are now covered without cost sharing.2

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