New findings from a study on adolescent medicine were reported by investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Exploring Health Literacy, Transition Readiness, and Health Care Use in Youth chronically ill Medicaid): Pediatrics – Adolescent medicine



2021 OCT 05 (NewsRx) – By a Journalist-Staff News Editor at Daily Insurance News – The results of research on pediatrics – adolescent medicine are discussed in a new report. According to news from Columbus, Ohio, per NewsRx correspondents, the research said: “Young people with special health needs face challenges when making the transition from pediatric health care to adult health care. Understanding the possible mechanisms contributing to a poor health care transition could improve care.

Financial support for this research came from the National Institute of Health.

Our news reporters obtained a citation from Nationwide Children’s Hospital research, “This study explores associations between health literacy (LS), transition readiness and health care use. Young people aged 12 to 18 with special health needs were recruited from a care organization responsible for Medicaid (2012-2017). Outcome measures included Transition Readiness (Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire) and Health Care Utilization (any well checks, hospitalization, emergency department [ED] or outpatient visit to the emergency department for sensitive conditions). Multivariate regression analyzes examined whether HL (adequate vs inadequate) predicted outcome, after adjusting for covariates. Models were then created to examine whether the effect of LH on healthcare utilization was mediated by readiness for transition. Among 417 young people with special health care needs, 67.1% reported adequate HL. Compared with inadequate NS, adolescents with adequate LS had significantly higher mean scores on the Transition Readiness Questionnaire-20 (beta = 0.34, p

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “HL is independently associated with better transition preparedness and lower use of emergency departments in sensitive outpatient conditions, but pathways of action require further study. “

This research has been peer reviewed.

For more information on this research, see: Exploring Health Literacy, Transition Readiness, and Healthcare Utilization In Medicaid Chronically Ill Youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2021; 69 (4): 622-628. Journal of Adolescent Health can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, Ste 800, 230, avenue du Parc, New York, New York State 10169, United States. (Elsevier –; Journal of Adolescent Health –

Press correspondents report that further information can be obtained from Hannah E. keedy, National Children’s Hospital, Abigail Wexner Res Inst, Innovation center in pediatric practice, 700 Childrens Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43205, United States. Additional authors of this research include Deena J. Chisolm, Laura C. Hart, Laura J. Chavez, Millie Dolce, Jennifer morack, Connor grannis and Kelly kelleher.

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