Pediatric Ethicscope: the Journal of Pediatric Bioethics and Pediatric Ethics transitional care for adolescents

Transitional Care for Adolescents: From Concept to Practice

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Clinicians in the adult system are infrequently prepared to treat the variety of conditions seen in pediatrics, and the few providers who are available to this population struggle to absorb the growing number of older patients with childhood-onset disorders. Patients are frequently ill prepared to take on the responsibilities required to manage their own care; the pediatric system lacks functional processes for teaching patients how to develop these skills.

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