Transition and transfer of patients who have cystic fibrosis to adult care

Clin Chest Med. 2007 Jun;28(2):423-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2007.02.007.


Transition to age-appropriate care and transfer of care is a process that best occurs over time. Models to accomplish this are best designed at the local level because local factors weigh heavily on the model a center chooses. Ingredients for the successful transition must include focus on self-care and communication between cystic fibrosis (CF) teams, between pediatric and adult patients who have CF and the teams, and between parents of patients who have CF and the teams. A timeline for transition should begin years before transfer with the realization that one plan may not accommodate all patients' needs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Child
  • Continuity of Patient Care*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Patient Transfer
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Transfer Agreement