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Adolesc Med. 1994 Jun;5(2):241-248.

Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Oriented Health Care for the Adolescent with Chronic Illness or Disability.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Room 1924 TC, Box 0318, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0318, USA.


Adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions are given fewer opportunities to be independent health care consumers than their peers, and the transition from pediatric to adult-oriented care can be particularly difficult. For many chronically ill patients, transition medical services may be appropriate. The need for such services and ways to provide them are discussed.


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