Transition to Adult Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults.

  title={Transition to Adult Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults.},
  author={A. N. Starodubtsev Joffe and Frederick P. Rivara},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={166 7},
Facilitating a smoother transition for adolescents with chronic health conditions from the child to the adult health care system has been a topic of numerous expert panels, conferences, and policy statements [1–7]. As stated in the original 1993 Society for Adolescent Medicine’s (SAM’s) position paper, “systemic inertia, fueled by insufficient information about transition options and outcomes, helps maintain an outdated status quo” [4]. The goals of an organized, coordinated transition to adult… CONTINUE READING