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A Successful Healthcare Transition Program in a Hospital Setting

  • Khush Amaria
  • Miriam Kaufman
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Abstract

The Good 2 Go Transition Program (Good 2 Go) was founded in 2006 to support the patients and staff of the Hospital for Sick Children on transitions from pediatric to adult healthcare. Youth with special healthcare needs (YSHCN) needed clinical, educational, and other resources to successfully enter adult systems. Good 2 Go’s inter-professional team grew over time in size and capacity to develop transition initiatives within the hospital and larger community. This chapter describes the brief history, structure, processes, and outcomes over the past decade of the Good 2 Go Transition Program.

Keywords

Hospital-wide transition program Inter-professional team Youth with special healthcare needs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Adolescent Medicine and Department of PsychologyGood 2 Go Transition Program, Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Division of Adolescent MedicineGood 2 Go Transition Program, Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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