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Child Care Health Dev. 2011 Nov;37(6):815-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01322.x.

A comparison of five transition programmes for youth with chronic illness in Canada.

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McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. chgrant@mcmaster.ca

Abstract

Adolescents with chronic illnesses who are transferred from the paediatric healthcare setting to adult care often get lost in the system, resulting in poorer long-term health outcomes. The Canadian Pediatric Society and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine have position papers on the key elements recommended for transition programmes. A comparison of five transition programmes for youth with chronic illness in Canada is presented with a discussion of how they reflect these guidelines. The process used to review the content and effectiveness can provide others with a framework for learning about existing transition programmes to assist them in developing their own.

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