Adolescent Transition to Adult Care in Solid Organ Transplantation: a consensus conference report

Am J Transplant. 2008 Nov;8(11):2230-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2008.02415.x. Epub 2008 Sep 24.


Transition of care from pediatric to adult-oriented health care providers is difficult for children with special health care needs. Children who have received solid organ transplants and their providers experience the same difficulties and frustrations as children with other major illnesses. A consensus conference was organized by several transplant organizations to identify major issues in this area and recommend possible approaches to easing the process of transition for solid organ transplant recipients. This report summarizes the discussions and recommendations.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods*
  • Humans
  • Organ Transplantation / methods*
  • Patient Compliance
  • Pediatrics / methods