According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than half of American youths with chronic conditions, such as childhood cancer or cystic fibrosis, do not receive the support they need to transition from the nurturing pediatric care setting into the increasingly complex adult health care environment. During this time, they face challenges like losing access to their pediatric doctors and care teams and changes to their insurance. Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach has a Transition of Care Program dedicated to guiding pediatric patients through the complex journey from pediatric to adult health care.
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