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.
KeywordsAdolescent Patient Special Health Care Anticipatory Guidance Individualize Education Plan Transition Participant
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/