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Care of transition-aged youth in children's health systems: The elephant in the room
Rixse Lecture - Care of Transition-Aged Youth in Children’s Health Systems: The Elephant in the Room
Lisa K. Tuchman, MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Children’s National, Center for Translational Science
Children's Research Institute
Attendees of this session will be able to:
- Define health care transition and related terminology, concepts, and scope of the problem for youth with complex chronic health conditions.
- Identify potential quality and safety related issues around caring for transition aged youth in pediatric settings.
- Describe and utilize data supporting models of care for this population and how other health systems are responding to this issue.
- Identify opportunities in our community/health system neighborhood to improve health outcomes and position as a leader in implementing processes and policies for the transition aged youth we care for.
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