Emergency department management of adolescents with urinary complaints: missed opportunities

Musacchio, N. S.; Gehani, S.; Garofalo, R.

J Adolesc Health. 2008 Dec 23; 44(1):81-3


Practice recommendations for the evaluation of adolescents with urinary complaints advise taking a sexual history and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In this emergency department chart review, 30% lacked a documented sexual history and 49% of sexually active patients were not STI tested, representing missed opportunities for diagnosis of STIs.

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