The most important need is for a change of attitude and approach
Transition is “the purposeful, planned movement of adolescents and young adults with chronic physical and medical conditions from child-centred to adult-orientated health care systems”.1 The importance of transition of young people with chronic health conditions from paediatric to adult care is finally being recognised, but it needs to be addressed in a coordinated and integrated way. In Australia, as internationally, there are some well established and potentially effective transition programs. However, little is known about the efficacy of such programs, as there is little published evaluation.2
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