Correlates of successful transition in young adults with sickle cell disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The transition period from pediatric care to adult care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Identification of risk factors for unsuccessful transition may aid in developing strategies to improve the transition process and health outcomes in this population. We examined factors associated with unsuccessful transition from pediatric to adult care for patients with SCD at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. We found that public insurance and increased hospitalization rates were associated with poor transition to adult care. The findings provide possible areas of intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Darbari, I; Jacobs, E; Gordon, O; Weiss, D; Winship, K; Casella, JF; Strouse, JJ; Takemoto, CM

Published Date

  • December 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e27939 -

PubMed ID

  • 31429531

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-5017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.27939


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States