Pediatric Annals

Editorial 

More Bright Futures Perspectives

Stanford T. Shulman, MD

Abstract

The March issue of Pediatric Annals included six articles that covered a range of topics dealing with Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition. As primary care physicians for children know, this is a major effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reflect current knowledge and practice and is a set of principles, strategies, and tools to be used to improve the health of children. These guidelines provide detailed theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented recommendations for appropriate interventions. Thirty-one visits are recommended from birth to age 21, and details related to these visits are spelled out in the new Bright Futures Guidelines.

Abstract

The March issue of Pediatric Annals included six articles that covered a range of topics dealing with Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition. As primary care physicians for children know, this is a major effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reflect current knowledge and practice and is a set of principles, strategies, and tools to be used to improve the health of children. These guidelines provide detailed theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented recommendations for appropriate interventions. Thirty-one visits are recommended from birth to age 21, and details related to these visits are spelled out in the new Bright Futures Guidelines.

The March issue of Pediatric Annals included six articles that covered a range of topics dealing with Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, third edition. As primary care physicians for children know, this is a major effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reflect current knowledge and practice and is a set of principles, strategies, and tools to be used to improve the health of children. These guidelines provide detailed theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented recommendations for appropriate interventions. Thirty-one visits are recommended from birth to age 21, and details related to these visits are spelled out in the new Bright Futures Guidelines.

10.3928/00904481-20080401-06

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