Defining Successful Transition: Pediatric Provider Perspective

  • Cynthia FairEmail author
  • Sophie Rupp
  • Laura C. Hart
  • Ana Catalina Alvarez-Elias
  • Martha Perry
  • Maria Ferris


Adolescents and young adults with special health-care needs often interface with both primary care providers and specialists. It is important for all pediatric providers to communicate during the transition to adult-oriented health care in order to promote optimal patient health outcomes. This chapter explores the unique perspectives each provider offers and suggests strategies to attain a successful health-care transition.


Health-care transition Adolescents and young adults with special health-care needs Primary care provider Pediatric specialist 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia Fair
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sophie Rupp
    • 1
  • Laura C. Hart
    • 2
  • Ana Catalina Alvarez-Elias
    • 3
    • 4
  • Martha Perry
    • 5
  • Maria Ferris
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Public Health StudiesElon UniversityElonUSA
  2. 2.Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services ResearchUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico GomezUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico CityMexico
  4. 4.Sick Kids, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  5. 5.General Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  6. 6.Healthcare Transition ProgramUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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