Improvements in pediatric liver transplantation (LT) have resulted in an increase in the number of children surviving into their twenties. Young adult LT patients who transition from pediatric to adult care models had higher rates of rejection, graft loss, and medical problems. A health care transition program’s objective is to improve health and help young people realize their full potential. To attain this aim, a structured transition strategy is required to assist kids in learning autonomous health care skills, preparing for an adult model of care, and moving to other providers with little disruption in treatment.
This can only be accomplished through a multidisciplinary transition planning strategy. This is frequently a labor- and resource-intensive endeavor that may not receive adequate support from local institutions. Widespread implementation needs the cooperation and support of national and international governing bodies.