Towards comprehensive care in transition for young people with haemophilia
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In the last two decades, the transition from paediatric to adult care has received increasing attention. Health care professionals have become more aware of the unique needs of adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses and efforts have been made to support youth through this challenging time of change. For patients with haemophilia and their families, there is little evidence regarding best practice for transition of care. We reviewed the transition literature and current guidelines for transition for patients with haemophilia. We advocate that comprehensive haemophilia care includes a conscientious approach to transition of care that should start in early adolescence and be developmentally sensitive. In considering the needs of patients and parents, we must engage both paediatric and adult health care providers to make the transfer smooth and ensure the best care possible during this time.
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