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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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Integration into Adult Practice

Integration into adult practice is the fourth element in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ (HCT). This includes planning with the pediatric clinician for the young adult’s transfer and ensuring receipt of current medical information. Adult practices should receive the young adult's transfer package from the pediatric practice and communicate with the pediatric provider about their residual responsibility for care until the first visit to the adult provider is completed. The adult practice should make a pre-visit contact (call, email, text) to welcome the new young adult, remind them of their upcoming appointment, and identify any special needs or preferences.

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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