Good practices that address continuity during transition from child to adult care: synthesis of the evidence
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2004
Child: Care, Health and Development
Volume 30, Issue 5, pages 439–452, September 2004
How to Cite
While, A., Forbes, A., Ullman, R., Lewis, S., Mathes, L. and Griffiths, P. (2004), Good practices that address continuity during transition from child to adult care: synthesis of the evidence. Child: Care, Health and Development, 30: 439–452. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2004.00440.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2004
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2004
- Accepted for publication 16 April 2004
- transitional care;
- good practice;
- service development
Background Effective transition to adult services is required by an increasing number of children with ongoing needs.
Aim To identify practices that promote continuity at transition between child and adult services.
Methods Systematic examination of the evidence from two search strategies yielding 5319 items.
Results Only three of the 126 appraised items had strong external validity. A large range of different practices, which focused on the service, the young person and the family, were identified. Practices within the service addressed structural, process and outcome components.
Conclusion Four transition models are proposed for testing.