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Davis AM, Brown RF, Taylor JL
Transition care for children with special health care needs.
This article examined 25 studies evaluating transition care programs for children with special health care needs moving from pediatric to adult care. The majority of studies concerned patients with diabetes or transplant patients.The authors also interviewed key informants representing clinicians who provide transition care. They found that there is no accepted way to measure transition success.
Citation: Davis AM, Brown RF, Taylor JL . Transition care for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov;134(5):900-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1909..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Transitions of Care, Chronic Conditions