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Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jun 1;46(6):e235-e241. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20170519-01.

Transition Consultation Models in Two Academic Medical Centers.


Health care transition (HCT), the organized progression from pediatric- to adult-focused models of care, is crucial for patients with chronic childhood conditions. More adolescents with chronic conditions now survive into adulthood and have increased risk of adverse events during HCT. Got Transition-an agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health-developed the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0, defining the components of HCT. Most HCT programs incorporate these elements, but delivery varies. Additional studies are needed to determine the most efficacious interventions to improve HCT outcomes. Here, we introduce two approaches to improve HCT. The first is a clinic dedicated to HCT coupled with a life skills program. The other is a HCT consult service using existing resources to provide resident education and address HCT. Together, these programs provide examples that can be adapted to other settings. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(6):e235-e241.].

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