ERIC Number: ED333290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Health. Volume III: Crosscutting Issues in the Delivery of Health and Related Services.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This document, the third of three volumes in the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment's "Adolescent Health" series, contains chapters 15 through 19, which address issues in the delivery of health and related services to adolescents. Chapter 15 reviews research on the shortcomings of the mainstream primary health care system with respect to adolescents, including the scarcity of specially trained providers. It discusses recent innovations to improve the service delivery to adolescents. Chapter 16 addresses issues in financial access to health services, noting that one out of seven adolescents are without any health insurance. Chapter 17 examines requirements for parental consent or notification. It summarizes the law on how the authority for adolescent health care decisionmaking is allocated, common law rule, exceptions to the common law rule, positions of health care provider organizations on adolescent health care decisionmaking, and the research literature on adolescents making health care decisions on their own. Chapter 18 addresses the health issues and barriers to effective and appropriate health services that are faced by selected groups of adolescents (those living in poverty, members of racial or ethnic minorities, and residents of rural areas) and reviews knowledge on interventions to increase access to health services among these adolescents. Chapter 19 provides an overview of the federal role in adolescent health. (NB)
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402-9325 ($13.00 each, S/N 052-003-01236-7).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.