The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) evaluates the effectiveness of usual care + patient navigator service, versus usual care + newsletters and seminars, to improve transition outcomes among adolescents with chronic health conditions.
The patient navigator is a trained social worker who will help address patient needs as they adjust to the adult healthcare system.
The navigator will focus on:
preparing for transfer
reducing social and economic barriers to healthcare
serving as a health system broker
This study will provide urgently needed data to guide health care providers regarding providing coordinated transitional care.
The results will have the potential to:
Change care delivery
Improve health outcomes
Improve experiences of young adults transitioning to adult care