Implementing Transitions for Youth With Complex Chronic Conditions Using the Medical Home Model

Authors, Primary Kelly,Anne M.;Kratz,Barbara;Bielski,Mary;Rinehart,Peggy Mann
Title Primary Implementing Transitions for Youth With Complex Chronic Conditions Using the Medical Home Model
Periodical Full Pediatrics
Pub Year 2002
Volume 110
issue 6
Start Page 1322-1327
Abstract The concept of a medical home is endorsed as an effective model for implementing successful transitions for youth with complex chronic conditions. The U Special Kids program at the University of Minnesota is described as a medical home designed to improve service delivery for children and youth with complex medical conditions to help them achieve optimal health and functioning. Two case studies depict effective communication methods, including a concise written health history summary, that promote shared understanding of the adolescent's and family's strengths and their skills. Specific components of a transition plan are detailed with the recommendation that a formal assessment occur to develop an individualized transition plan. The individualized plan incorporates goals for the adolescent to gain independence and to obtain support in required areas.
Publisher American Academy of Pediatrics
Place of Publication Evanston, Ill.
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Care Coordination
Special Population(s) Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Case Study Yes
Commentary/Opinion Piece No
Historical Publication No
Key/Foundational Article No
Literature Review No
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