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June 26, 1987

Adolescents and Chronic Illness

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.

JAMA. 1987;257(24):3396-3399. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390240102032
Abstract

An epidemiologic background of chronic illness in children in the United States is presented, including prevalence data for 21 major chronic conditions. Normal adolescent development is reviewed, and the impact of chronic disease on this development is discussed. Finally, access to care for these patients and participation by primary providers are examined.

(JAMA 1987;257:3396-3399)

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