Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition is an essential resource that provides health care professionals with updated background and recommendations for pediatric health promotion, health supervision, and anticipatory guidance for 31 age-based visits. The 4th Edition builds upon previous editions with thoroughly revised and updated content that reflects the latest research. It presents a new focus on the social determinants of health and on lifelong physical and mental health. The Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule presents (in chart form) the screenings, assessments, physical examinations, procedures, and timing of anticipatory guidance recommended for each age-based visit in the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition.
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Each recommendation was reviewed by a panel of experts and subject to public review. Evidence for effectiveness was a core criterion for including—or excluding—recommendations and interventions in the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule.