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Child Care Health Dev. 2004 Sep;30(5):439-52.

Good practices that address continuity during transition from child to adult care: synthesis of the evidence.

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Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, London, UK. alison.while@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Effective transition to adult services is required by an increasing number of children with ongoing needs.

AIM:

To identify practices that promote continuity at transition between child and adult services.

METHODS:

Systematic examination of the evidence from two search strategies yielding 5319 items.

RESULTS:

Only three of the 126 appraised items had strong external validity. A large range of different practices, which focused on the service, the young person and the family, were identified. Practices within the service addressed structural, process and outcome components.

CONCLUSION:

Four transition models are proposed for testing.

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