Transition of care provided for adolescents with special health care needs

P. R. Ziring, D. Brazdziunas, L. G. De Pijem, R. LaCamera, J. R. Poncher, R. D. Quint, V. Randall, E. Ruppert, A. D. Sandler, P. Arango, D. Gaebler, C. Garner, M. E. Felice, S. Boulter, D. W. Kaplan, L. F. Olmedo, E. Rome-Asbeck, I. R. Shenker, B. C. Staggers

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This policy statement describes how the pediatrician can work closely with patients with special health care needs and their families as an advocate and educator to help them adapt positively to an adult-focused system of health care. Issues in health care transitions including independence and dependence, education and vocational issues, insurance issues and limitations, Social Security, and hospitalization are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1203-1206
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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