Preventive health care services for children is highly variable and often inadequate according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report, available as a free PDF, included several key findings.
Key findings include:
- Half of infants with a failed hearing screening didn’t have documented follow-up testing.
- About 80% of parents with children aged 10 to 47 months weren’t asked to complete formal developmental screening.
- Two-thirds of 1- to 2-year-olds didn’t have lead testing.