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The unique needs of adolescents have led to defining them as a special patient group. In caring for adolescents, several related dimensions of their uniqueness need to be addressed. These dimensions include a rapidly shifting psychologic status, profound physical developmental changes, unique social and family relationships, and characteristic age-defined illnesses. A fair measure of the quality of a book about adolescent medicine is how well it deals with one or several of these health dimensions. The Hospitalized Adolescent meets a standard of excellence, whereas Adolescent Medicine, with a few exceptions, fall short.
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The Hospitalized Adolescent. A Guide to Managing the III and Injured Youth.Adolescent Medicine. Topics.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:130–131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-130_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):130-131.
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