Only 40% of 17,114 parents of 12- to 18-year-olds with special health care needs were effectively preparing their children to transition to adult care, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Effective transition to adult care was highest among girls, white and non-Hispanic children, younger children and those in families with higher income. Both medical homes and private insurance were linked to complete transition, researchers said.
Study looks at transition to adult care with special needs
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