Term Adolescent Health Transition Programs
Code LH-6300.0230
Definition Programs that help adolescents with chronic diseases or disabilities make a successful transition to adult health care providers. There is usually a period of co-management during which a child is seen by pediatric specialists and adult providers; and an adult care plan is generally developed by the team to document current diagnoses and therapies, and lay out guidelines for the frequency of medical visits to specialists and primary care providers, the role of each adult provider in the overall care plan, and the frequency of lab studies and other clinical evaluations.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 12/8/10
Use References
See Also References Child/Adolescent Health Centers (LN-1480)
Chronic Disease Self Management Programs (LH-2700.1540)
Pediatrics (LV-6800)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Health Support (NTE E60)
Patient & Family Support (NPC E08)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Facet Service
Bibliographic References “Transition Programs”, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center website, http://www.ccmckids.org/programs/transition.asp

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