Transition care in IBD lacking: experts

Less than a quarter of Australian and New Zealand gastroenterologists feel that teenaged IBD patients are adequately prepared for transition to adult care, a new survey shows.

The survey of 73 adult and paediatric specialists suggested significant deficiencies in current transition and transfer practices, the study authors from ten Australian and NZ hospitals said.

Respondents identified poor communication during the medical and surgical handover as a key barrier to successful transition.

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