Primary Care Transition Planning for Young Adults with Special Needs in Maine: A Preliminary Survey of Pediatric Providers

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Sigaud, Clelia
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
health care transition action plan; Family Medicine; Health and Medical Administration; Primary Care
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Research suggests that less than half of young adults with special health care needs are prepared for the transition to an adult primary care provider at the age-appropriate time (McManus et al., 2013). Prior research also indicates that having a “usual source of care” and routinized medical services creates a higher likelihood of adult patients receiving preventative and screening health services (Blewett et al., 2008).