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Preparing the Adult Practice to Accept Adolescents and Young Adults

  • Marybeth R. Jones
  • Marilyn Augustine
  • Brett W. Robbins
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Abstract

High-quality adult health care requires productive interactions between a practice team and patients. Patients need the information, skills, and confidence to make best use of their involvement with their practice team. Practice teams must have the expertise, relevant patient information, time, and resources to ensure effective clinical and behavioral management. When accepting an adolescent and young adult with special healthcare needs (AYASHCN) into a practice, it is essential to prepare the practice team to meet the unique needs of this population. This chapter reviews the specific steps required to establish a self-sustaining transition structure and process within an adult (receiving) practice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marybeth R. Jones
    • 1
  • Marilyn Augustine
    • 2
  • Brett W. Robbins
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of General PediatricsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Endocrinology and MetabolismUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Division of Adolescent MedicineUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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