Transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care: a challenge for patients with chronic disease

Title

Transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care: a challenge for patients with chronic disease

Creator

Callahan ST; Winitzer RF; Keenan P

Publisher

Current Opinion In Pediatrics

Date

2001

Subject

Humans; United States; Adult; Needs Assessment; Professional-Patient Relations; Self Care; Internet; adolescent; Models; Adolescent Transitions; Continuity of Patient Care/organization & administration; Chronic Disease/therapy; Adolescent Health Services/organization & administration; disabled children; Organizational

Description

Pediatric providers can expect that 1 of every 10 patients they see will have a chronic, activity-limiting health condition. Thanks to earlier diagnosis and improved therapies, most of these children will live well into adulthood. This means that eventually they will require care that focuses on adult health issues. Providers in the United States and around the world are recognizing the need for coordinated processes to transition adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions to adult health care. These models rely on the participation and input of the adolescent, his or her family, and pediatric and adult health professionals. This paper distinguishes medical transition from medical transfer; discusses potential barriers to transition; examines new initiatives to develop and study transition models; and reviews federal legislation influencing health care transitions.
2001

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

310-316

Issue

4

Volume

13

Citation

Callahan ST; Winitzer RF; Keenan P, “Transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care: a challenge for patients with chronic disease,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11967.

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