National Poll on Children's Health results
issue 23 | spring 2015
Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician's office into adult-focused care by age 18, but just 30 percent actually make that transition by that age, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The poll found that about two-thirds of parents (69%) believe adolescents should stop seeing their child-focused provider and begin seeing an adult-focused provider for primary care at age 18 or even younger. Parents' confidence in their children's abilities to handle other aspects of their own health care is reported in the graphic.