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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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Ongoing Care

Ongoing Care is the sixth element in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ (HCT). This includes confirming transfer completion, coordinating referrals to adult specialists, assessing consumer experience with transition, and providing ongoing care management. Confirming with the pediatric practice that the adult clinician has taken on responsibility for the young adult's health care is important, given their high rates of loss to follow-up. Since many young adults transfer to an adult primary care clinician first, helping them to select new adult specialist clinicians may be necessary. In addition, evaluating the success of the HCT process and the young adult's experience with care, with a mechanism to obtain and incorporate the feedback, will improve the practice's approach to integrating young adults into the practice.

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A group of smiling health care providers with a smiling African-American man in the foreground
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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