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Challenges in Adolescent Health Care: Workshop Report
Identify current models of adolescent health care delivery.
Examine how measures of quality (as defined by the Institute of Medicine and adapted to adolescents) apply to adolescent health care delivery.
Explore the evidence base for the quality of health care and different types of health care systems and the research needs for measuring this quality now and in the future.
Examine the methods through which health care can and should be delivered to special populations of adolescents now and in the future.
Identify research needs and gaps in models, quality, and delivery of adolescent health care.
The two workshops together provided a look at the issues and the challenges from a variety of perspectives. This report provides an integrated overview of the information and ideas that were presented and discussed at both. It is organized around the themes and questions that were presented and discussed, and it is not intended as a comprehensive review of issues related to the delivery of health care to adolescents, or a comprehensive summary of available data on adolescent health issues. The committee hopes that the ideas and information presented in the report will be helpful to the variety of stakeholders with a particular interest in health care for adolescents.