Health-care Transition: A Vital Part of Care, Growth, and Change for Pediatric Patients

Lynn F. Davidson, Maya H. Doyle

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Preparing all youth for the transition to adult-oriented care, adulthood itself, and a greater responsibility for their own health and health-care is an essential part of pediatric care. This process, typically described as health-care transition, can occur throughout ongoing pediatric health-care to prepare patients for transfer to an adult clinician and integration into adult care. Gaps remain in practice and in outcomes research regarding health-care transition. This review discusses recent literature, details best practices, and recommends guidance and tools to assist pediatric clinicians in providing a smooth transition process and a successful transfer to adult care for youth with and without special health-care needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)684-693
Number of pages10
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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