Sickle Cell: What Is Transition Of Care?

    A microscopic image of sickle-shaped blood cellsTransition of care from pediatric to adult medicine has been recognized as a national priority by the Surgeon General in 1984 and later years by the Society of Adolescent Medicine as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    What exactly is transition?

    Transition of care is an active, planned and purposeful process that attends to the medical, psychosocial and educational/vocational needs of adolescents as they move from child to adult centered care.

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