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

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Apr;52(2):641-52, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2005.01.008.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / psychology*
  • Continuity of Patient Care*
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational
  • Patient Care Planning*
  • Rheumatology / organization & administration*
  • United States