TABLE 2.

Rank Order of Potential Barriers to Achieving Successful Health Care Transitions

Potential Barriers
1. Difficulty identifying adult primary care providers
2. Adolescent’s resistance to transition to an adult provider
3. Family resistance to transition to an adult provider
4. Lack of institutional support (time for planning, resources, personnel)
5. Lack of time to address important transition issues
6. Lack of reimbursement for time spent
7. Difficulty communicating with adult providers
8. Difficulty identifying adult subspecialists