Improving Epilepsy Care
Transitions of Care
Moving from pediatric to adult health care: helpful information to ensure a successful transition
Did you know,
chronic health conditions affect approximately 25 percent of the 18 million U.S. young adults ages 18 to 21 who should be transitioning to adult-centered health care?
Transition of care is a process for young adults to maintain access to medical care in order to attain life- long functioning and well-being. For one in four children living with a neurological condition, resources to help guide the transition from pediatric to adult health care have been limited. In fact, fewer than 50% of children with special health care needs aged 12 to 17 years indicate they received adequate support and services for their transition to adult care, and ethnic minorities and children living in poverty appear to be at significantly increased risk for suboptimal care during this period.
To help address the challenges associated with the transition process, Eisai co-sponsored the development of a
View the Consensus Statement.
New: Tools to Support Successful Transitions of Care
Building on the consensus statement, Eisai and the Child Neurology Foundation have partnered to develop tools to help young patients with epilepsy, their caregivers and healthcare professionals navigate successful transitions from pediatric to adult care.
This tool guides patients and caregivers through the eight common principles necessary for a successful transition. In this PDF you will find information designed to give either a patient or caregiver helpful information to support each step of the transitions of care process.
More Information About Transitions of Care