Approaches to transition in other chronic illnesses and conditions

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug;57(4):983-96. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2010.07.017.


This article provides information about the efforts to develop health care transition programs in four groups of patients: those with cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, and congenital heart disease, and childhood cancer survivors. Against the backdrop of information on prevalence, data on long-term outcomes indicate the need for program development to improve these outcomes. The Life Course Model for spina bifida described throughout this issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America provides a model that anticipates and monitors progress toward adult outcomes that are desired for all youth with chronic conditions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Chronic Disease / therapy*
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational*
  • United States