Letters Transition to adult services

Adding to the transitional care evidence base for future national guidance

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3710 (Published 06 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3710
  1. Janet E McDonagh, senior lecturer in paediatric and adolescent rheumatology1,
  2. Albert Farre, research fellow2,
  3. Susie Aldiss, researcher in child health3,
  4. Katie Biggs, research associate4,
  5. Fiona Campbell, research fellow5
  1. 1Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
  2. 2Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  4. 4Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  5. 5Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  1. janet.mcdonagh{at}manchester.ac.uk

We wish to highlight a Cochrane review,1 published since the 2016 NICE guidance for transitional care,2 that concluded that evidence is limited on how transitional care should be delivered.1

Challenges to research are centred on evaluating a complex intervention that crosses medical, social, and educational disciplines, as …

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