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Evidence to Improve Care

Transitions From Youth to Adult Health Care Services

Care for Young People Aged 15 to 24 Years


This quality standard addresses care for young people aged 15 to 24 years who are transitioning from youth to adult health care services. The scope of this quality standard includes all clinical populations, including young people with disabilities or special health care needs such as those with chronic and/or complex physical, intellectual, or developmental conditions and/or with mental illness and substance use. Where appropriate, it also includes parents and caregivers or other substitute decision-makers.

The scope of this quality standard includes all pediatric and adult health care settings and providers relevant to the transition to adult health care services.

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