Preparticipation physical evaluations for high school athletes: Time for a new game plan

David G. Bundy, Chris Feudtner

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Abstract

For several decades, physicians have conducted preparticipation physical evaluations (PPEs) hoping to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with high school sports. We argue in this Brief Commentary that the PPE as currently practiced is ineffective and illogical. We propose a research agenda that would provide data to more effectively promote adolescent health both on and off the playing field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages4
JournalAmbulatory Pediatrics
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Health care program evaluation
  • Prevention
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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