June 08, 2016

Transition: New Pediatric-to-Adult Transitions Tools


Transition: New Pediatric-to-Adult Transitions Tools

 

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released specialized toolkits to facilitate more effective transition and transfer of young adults into health care settings. The new transition toolkits are modeled on Got Transition's Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition and address specific conditions with specialties: general internal medicine (for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and those with physical disabilities); cardiology (congenital heart disease); endocrinology (type 1 diabetes, turner syndrome, growth hormone deficiency); hematology (general hematology, sickle cell disease, hemophilia); nephrology (end-stage renal disease); rheumatology (juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus); and gastroenterology (inflammatory bowel disease - coming soon).

 

Speaking of transition, this article from Kaiser Health News discusses the difficulty of finding providers to care for adults with sickle cell anemia.