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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Apr;52(2):641-52, viii.

Transition of the adolescent patient with rheumatic disease: issues to consider.

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Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Centre for Community Child Health Research, British Columbia Children's Hospital, 4880 Oak Street, Room K4-120, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada. ltucker@cw.bc.ca

Abstract

This article discusses the definitions of transition and models for providing transition care to youth and young adults with rheumatic diseases in the context of differing cultural and health care systems. Issues and questions relating to pediatric rheumatology transition programming are outlined, and a model program of pediatric rheumatology transition is presented.

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15820382
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2005.01.008
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