Many parents don't believe their 18- to 19-year-olds are ready to manage their own health care.
According to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, 69% of parents think adolescents should move to an adult-focused primary care provider by age 18. But only 30% of the parents reported that their adolescents had transitioned from their pediatricians by age 18.
The poll surveyed a national sample of parents of adolescents and young adults aged 13-30.