Transition of pediatric patients to adult care: an analysis of provider perceptions across discipline and role.

@article{OSullivanOliveira2014TransitionOP,
  title={Transition of pediatric patients to adult care: an analysis of provider perceptions across discipline and role.},
  author={Joanne O'Sullivan-Oliveira and Susan M. Fernandes and Lawrence F. Borges and Laurie Newman Fishman},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={113-20, 142}
}
The importance of successfully transitioning pediatric patients to adult care is increasingly recognized as more children with chronic diseases are living to adulthood. The aim of this study was to investigate the current state of provider perceptions across disciplines regarding transition of pediatric patients to adult care. Focus groups made up of providers of various roles and experience levels were conducted. A total of six major themes were identified. We conclude that pediatric providers… CONTINUE READING

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