Achieving Quality Health Services for Adolescents

Pediatrics. 2016 Aug;138(2):e20161347. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1347. Epub 2016 Jul 18.


This update of the 2008 statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics redirects the discussion of quality health care from the theoretical to the practical within the medical home. This statement reviews the evolution of the medical home concept and challenges the provision of quality adolescent health care within the patient-centered medical home. Areas of attention for quality adolescent health care are reviewed, including developmentally appropriate care, confidentiality, location of adolescent care, providers who offer such care, the role of research in advancing care, and the transition to adult care.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / standards*
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care / standards*
  • Quality of Health Care*