Effective Transition can Improve Health Outcomes

posted 17 Jun 2011, 10:29 by Damian Wood   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 11:07 ]
In a systematic review of 10 studies of transition to adult services for young people with long term conditions Ingrd Wolfe and colleagues found six studies which showed improved health outcomes for young people exposed to interventions at transition. The six studies in which there was demonstrable imrpovement in health outcomes all involved young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The most commonly used interventions were transition clinics and education programmes. The authors speculate whether the results are generalisable to young people with long term conditions othr than diabetes.