[PDF] The health care transition of youth with liver disease into the adult health system : position paper from ESPGHAN and EASL

Source:
European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Publisher:
European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Publication date:
01 June 2018

Abstract

Medical advances have dramatically improved the long-term prognosis of children and adolescents with once-fatal hepatobiliary diseases. However, there is no generally accepted optimal pathway of care for the transition from paediatric care to the adult health system.

The purpose of this position paper is to propose a transition process for young people with paediatric onset hepatobiliary diseases from child-centred to adult-centred healthcare services.