Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care Transition Quality Measurement
Without a structured transition process from pediatric to adult care, youth with special health care needs can experience gaps in care leading to problems with medication compliance, adverse health outcomes, diminished quality of life, and preventable emergency room and hospital use. A key barrier to effective transition is the absence of measures to understand whether transition has occurred, and if so, how well. This grant will support development and dissemination of guidance on appropriate transition quality measures. The grant builds on a previous Foundation grant to NAAAH that funded development of financial incentive models to encourage collaboration between pediatric and adult clinicians to implement structured approaches to transition.