Transition from paediatric to adult care. Bridging the gaps or passing the buck?

@article{Viner1999TransitionFP,
  title={Transition from paediatric to adult care. Bridging the gaps or passing the buck?},
  author={Russell M. Viner},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={271-5}
}
The fate of older adolescent patients in paediatric clinics is either one of transfer to adult services, long term retention in the paediatric clinic, or discharge from medical supervision, either voluntarily or by neglect. Neither simple transfer to adult doctors nor allowing adolescents to “drop out” of medical care is now acceptable quality care for young people with chronic illness. Arranging eYcient and caring transfer for adolescents from paediatric to adult care is one of the great… CONTINUE READING