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Transitioning to adult health care facilities for young adults with a chronic condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12025316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Youth with chronic conditions and special health care needs are surviving into adulthood. In certain circumstances, these youth may choose to remain with their pediatricians for their health care needs. However, most youth will require complex coordinated care in order for them to live full and productive lives to the best that they are able. Issues such as independence and dependence, educational and vocational choices, and insurance are important in transitioning to an adult-focused system of health care. This article addresses strategies that will assist young adults with the process of transitioning from pediatric care centers to adult health care centers. Despite the importance of providing a transition program, few transition programs exist for young people with chronic conditions (Sawyer, Blair, & Bowes, 1997). This article will also discuss barriers to the transition process.
M D Lewis-Gary
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-23     Completed Date:  2002-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-4     Citation Subset:  N    
Division of Otolaryngology, Dupont Children's Hospital, Wilmington, DE, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Continuity of Patient Care*
Cystic Fibrosis / therapy
Disabled Children*
Patient Care Team

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