Health-care Transition: A Vital Part of Care, Growth, and Change for Pediatric Patients

Lynn F. Davidson, Maya H. Doyle

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Abstract

Preparing all youth for the transition to adult-oriented care, adulthood itself, and a greater responsibility for their own health and health-care is an essential part of pediatric care. This process, typically described as healthcare transition, can occur throughout ongoing pediatric health-care to prepare patients for transfer to an adult clinician and integration into adult care. Gaps remain in practice and in outcomes research regarding healthcare transition. This review discusses recent literature, details best practices, and recommends guidance and tools to assist pediatric clinicians in providing a smooth transition process and a successful transfer to adult care for youth with and without special health-care needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)684-693
Number of pages10
JournalPediatrics in review
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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