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Millions of US children do not get the recommended preventive care, CDC reports

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5639 (Published 12 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5639
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Millions of infants, children, and adolescents in the United States are not receiving the recommended preventive care, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported.

The report1 focused on 11 preventive services: prenatal breastfeeding counseling, newborn hearing screening and follow-up, developmental screening, lead screening, vision screening, hypertension screening, dental care and preventive dental services, human papillomavirus vaccination, tobacco use screening and help in quitting, chlamydia screening, and reproductive health services. The report appeared as a supplement to the 12 September issue of the CDC’s Morbidity & Mortality …

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