Renal young adult transition services: a national survey

Alexander Hamilton, Rachel Gair, Robert Elias, Constantina Chrysochou

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Abstract

New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance regarding transition of young people using health services was published this year. Transition describes the process of preparing paediatric patients with a long-term condition with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their condition. Transfer describes the physical move from the children’s hospital to the adult hospital. During the transition process, the focus of care management shifts from the parent or carer to the young person. Renal transition has been shown to be effective in terms of attendance, adherence, renal function, transplant failure rates, patient survival, and economic viability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Renal Medicine
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2017

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