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Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™

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Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care

For use by Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Med-Peds Clinicians

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Initial Visits

Initial visits is the fifth element in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ (HCT). Following review of the transfer package, the initial appointment should address any concerns that the young adult may have in transferring to a new adult clinician and the distinctions between pediatric and adult care. Specifically, it is important to discuss confidentiality, access to information, and shared decision-making and to learn how to best communicate with the young adult between visits. Over the next few visits, the clinician should work with the young adult to assess and strengthen self-care skills.

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Implementation

Read more about How to Implement the Six Core Element of Health Care Transition.
Read more information on the QI framework and methods in our Quality Improvement Primer.

Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care

For use by Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Med-Peds Clinicians