Transition from pediatric to adult services: are we getting it right?
Andrew Kennedy, Susan Sawyer
CURRENT OPINION IN PEDIATRICS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The transition of healthcare from pediatric to adult settings has become more significant over the past 20 years as the survival of young people with chronic illness and disability has increased and healthcare delivery has become more complex. This review examines the evidence from recent studies and position statements to determine the current issues relating to transition. RECENT FINDINGS: Although there are many examples of excellent transition processes, these are mostly confined to individual clinics (often subspecialist), with little evidence of hospital-wide or regional planning. The notion of transition to adult healthcare has now spread from its roots in adolescen..View full abstract