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Until now, few published studies have demonstrated an effective collaboration between pediatric and adult primary care in the transition and transfer of youth to adult-centered care. A new article from The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health finds that the quality improvement intervention, “Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition,” resulted in the development of a systematic clinical transition process in pediatric and adult academic primary care practices. Read the article.

Based on the results of a systematic review of transition measures, The National Alliance’s new article finds that transition programs are inconsistently evaluated in terms of their impact on population health, patient experience, and cost of care. New efforts are called for to establish a core set of transition measures relevant for all youth, including those with chronic conditions. Read the article.

Visit the website of Got Transition (a program of The National Alliance) at www.GotTransition.org for more information on health care transition.

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