Transition of Care
All adolescent patients require a high-quality, comprehensive, patient-centered and developmentally appropriate care plan that effects a seamless transition of care into adulthood. The following seven critical steps are adapted with modification from the AAP/AAFP/ACP document “A Consensus Statement on Health Care Transitions for Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs.” Indeed these apply to the care of all patients.
References and Additional Readings
- AAP/AAFP/ACP. A consensus statement on health care transitions for young adults with special health care needs. Pediatrics 2002; 110:1304–06Google Scholar
- American Academy of Pediatrics. The national center of medical home initiatives for children with special needs. Available at: www.medicalhomeinfo.org
- Washington University. Adolescent health transition project. Available at: http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr/