Youth with special health care needs: Transition to adult health care services

Donald P. Oswald, Donna L. Gilles, Mariel S. Cannady, Donna B. Wenzel, Janet H. Willis, Joann N Bodurtha

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Abstract

Transition to adult services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) has emerged as an important event in the life course of individuals with disabilities. Issues that interfere with efficient transition to adult health care include the perspectives of stakeholders, age limits on pediatric service, complexity of health conditions, a lack of experienced healthcare professionals in the adult arena, and health care financing for chronic and complex conditions. The purposes of this study were to develop a definition of successful transition and to identify determinants that were associated with a successful transition. The 2007 Survey of Adult Transition and Health dataset was used to select variables to be considered for defining success and for identifying predictors of success. The results showed that a small percentage of young adults who participated in the 2007 survey had experienced a successful transition from their pediatric care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1744-1752
Number of pages9
JournalMaternal and Child Health Journal
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Transition to Adult Care
Patient Transfer
Health Services
Delivery of Health Care
Health Transition
Pediatrics
Healthcare Financing
Young Adult

Keywords

  • Adult health
  • CSHCN
  • CYSHCN
  • Disabilities
  • Pediatrics
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Youth with special health care needs : Transition to adult health care services. / Oswald, Donald P.; Gilles, Donna L.; Cannady, Mariel S.; Wenzel, Donna B.; Willis, Janet H.; Bodurtha, Joann N.

In: Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 17, No. 10, 2013, p. 1744-1752.

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Oswald, Donald P. ; Gilles, Donna L. ; Cannady, Mariel S. ; Wenzel, Donna B. ; Willis, Janet H. ; Bodurtha, Joann N. / Youth with special health care needs : Transition to adult health care services. In: Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 17, No. 10. pp. 1744-1752.
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