Improving the Transition to Adult Rheumatology: Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition

Health care transition is the process of changing from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. A smooth transition requires defined processes to support youth in acquiring independent health care skills, preparing for an adult model of care, and transferring to new providers. Click below to learn more about each of the Six Core Elements and how they can improve transition in your rheumatology practice.

  1. Transition Policy

    Starting at age 12

  2. Tracking & Monitoring


  3. Transition Readiness

    About age 16

  4. Transition Planning

    About age 18

  5. Transfer of Care

    Ages 18 to 22

  6. Transfer Completion

    Ages 23 to 26

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  • Provider Resources

    Access useful transition information and templates for use in your practice

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  • Transition Assessment

    View the Transition Readiness Assessment for patients and parents

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