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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Naylor MD, Hirschman KB, Toles MP
Adaptations of the evidence-based Transitional Care Model in the U.S.
The goal of this study was to describe and classify common local adaptations of the evidence-based intervention Transitional Care Model (TCM); this model is comprised of 10 components that have been proven in multiple clinical trials to improve care and outcomes for chronically ill older adults who are transitioning home from hospitals. 582 U.S.-based transitional care clinicians in health systems and community-based organizations were asked to complete a survey, then researchers interviewed a subset of survey respondents regarding implementation of TCM in their distinct organizations. The results suggest hypotheses that can be used to guide rigorous examination of the association between adaptations of TCM components and desired outcomes, and reinforce a need for investment in adaptation science.
Citation: Naylor MD, Hirschman KB, Toles MP . Adaptations of the evidence-based Transitional Care Model in the U.S. Soc Sci Med 2018 Sep;213:28-36. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.07.023..
Keywords: Elderly, Chronic Conditions, Evidence-Based Practice, Transitions of Care
Davis AM, Brown RF, Taylor JL
Transition care for children with special health care needs.
This article examined 25 studies evaluating transition care programs for children with special health care needs moving from pediatric to adult care. The majority of studies concerned patients with diabetes or transplant patients.The authors also interviewed key informants representing clinicians who provide transition care. They found that there is no accepted way to measure transition success.
Citation: Davis AM, Brown RF, Taylor JL . Transition care for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov;134(5):900-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1909..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Transitions of Care, Chronic Conditions
Ritholz MD, Wolpert H, Beste M
Patient-provider relationships across the transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care: a qualitative study.
The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions that emerging adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have of their patient-provider relationships across the transition from pediatric to adult care. Several themes emerged from the analysis including the importance of improving provider approaches to transition. Patients recommended that pediatric providers actively promote emerging adults’ autonomy while maintaining parental support.
Citation: Ritholz MD, Wolpert H, Beste M . Patient-provider relationships across the transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care: a qualitative study. Diabetes Educ 2014 Jan-Feb;40(1):40-7. doi: 10.1177/0145721713513177..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, Patient Experience, Clinician-Patient Communication, Transitions of Care