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Transition/Transfer of Patients to Adult Care


Four new tools and resources to help with transferring patient information when a youth ages out of paediatric care are now piloted and ready for use.

The BC Pediatric Society (BCPS) developed these tools based on feedback from BC community pediatricians and other physicians during province-wide consultations. Click on the links below to start using these tools in your own practice.

BCPS Medical Transfer Summary (MTS)
  - print & fillable form or guide to dictation (EMR access in process)
           
Locating a Family Physician or Adult Specialist for a Transferring Patient
  Family Physicians – list of family physician attachment mechanisms by Divisions of Family Practice
Adult Specialists – list of Divisions of Family Practice that have Pathways set up to include specialists 
           
Community Resources Supporting Transition
  - list by Health Authority & category
           
Transition Guidelines for Youth Experiencing Mental Health Disorders

Note:
BCPS/Section of Pediatrics has applied to Tariff/MSP for a new fee item to cover community pediatricians transitioning complex patients into adult care.  As of this writing, we are waiting to hear whether this fee item will be accepted. For information about what fee codes can be used now for both pediatricians and family physicians, click here.

We welcome your feedback, concerns or comments regarding the transfer project:
Stephanie Stevenson, Executive Director, BC Pediatric Society
t. 604.875.3101 | e. sstevenson@cw.bc.ca

To hear what physicians say about the MTS tool, review the "Timeline Tool" or learn more about the project background, please click here.

1Prestidge et al.  Pediatr Nephrol (2012) 27:295–302

Transitioning Patients from Community Pediatricians into Adult Care is a project supported by
the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC government.






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