volume 99, issue 4, P522-528 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.4.522
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F. P. Glascoe

Abstract: If systematically elicited, parents' concerns approach standards for screening tests and can be used to make reasonably accurate referral decisions. Over-referrals can be significantly reduced by administered screening tests to the small group of children (16%) whose parents have a single significant concern. Those who pass screening or whose parents have nonsignificant concerns can be targeted for developmental promotion and in-office counseling. Under-referrals can be minimized by administering screening tes…

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