Adolescents Who Did Not Get Necessary Health Care End Up Less Healthy as Adults, Study Finds
Adolescents who did not always get medical care when they thought they needed it were more likely to have poor health as adults, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Adolescents who did not always get medical care when they thought they should were more likely to have fair or poor health as adults. Such individuals also were at greater risk of functional impairment, depression and suicide ideation.
- "Teens Who Avoid Healthcare Become Less Healthy Adults" (Walker, MedPage Today, 8/18).