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Transition and transfer of care 

Transition and transfer of care
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Transition and transfer of care
Author(s):

Sara Thorne

and Sarah Bowater

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198759959.003.0023
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date: 15 November 2019

With the success of paediatric cardiac surgery and intervention over the last 30 years, more children are now surviving into adulthood, particularly those with complex congenital heart defects. Transition describes the process of addressing the specific needs of adolescents and young adults as they move from paediatric-based towards adult-based care. The end point is the transfer to adult health care services.

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