rheumatology
JIA

Transition of JIA patients to adult care undermined by poor communication

Confirmed transfer of care of adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from a major children’s service to a first adult care provider is suboptimal. A chart review of 177 patients from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne found 62.3% were referred to either public or private adult services. Documentation of the transfer of care occurred ...

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