Current Issues in Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care for Youth with Chronic Health Care Needs

J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.08.005. Epub 2015 Sep 1.


For over 25 years, with medical advances increasing the lifespan of YYASHCN, we have been aware of the need to improve health care transition to adult-based care services. Barriers to health care transition have been identified and in a number of settings, recognition of the problem and preliminary success has been achieved for pilot programs. Evidence-based solutions to improve health care transition for YYASHCN are needed. There are barriers at the patient, family, pediatric, and adult provider, and insurance system levels that must be overcome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand*
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics
  • Transition to Adult Care*
  • Young Adult