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Introduction: Historical Perspectives, Current Priorities, and Healthcare Transition Processes, Evidence, and Measurement

  • Patience H. White
  • Margaret A. McManus
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Abstract

Transitions are an essential component of life, and the transition from pediatric to adult health-care systems/model of care is the central focus of this introductory chapter. This chapter gives a brief historical and current policy perspective, outlines the status of chronic condition prevalence and the transition preparation among youth and young adults, and summarizes current health-care transition processes, evidence, and measurement considerations.

Keywords

Transition to adult care Adolescents Youth with special health-care needs Young adults Quality improvement Evidence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and PediatricsGeorge Washington School of Medicine and Health SciencesWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Got TransitionWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent HealthWashington, DCUSA

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