Systems and Standards Issue Briefs
February 28, 2023

Quality Measurement Gaps in Pediatric-To-Adult Health Care Transition in the United States: A Framework to Guide Development of New Measures

By: Margaret McManus, Annie Schmidt, Samhita Ilango, and Patience White

Transition from pediatric to adult health care is a critical component of care for youth and young adults, especially those with chronic conditions, but few families receive guidance on this process from providers. This article provides a comprehensive framework for health care transition, which identifies gaps and proposes measures to help improve this process. Additional attention must be paid to measuring the quality of transition to stimulate practice improvement and ensure accountability.