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How to measure the need for transition to adult services among young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a comparison of surveillance versus case note review methods

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Helen Eke, Astrid Janssens, Johnny Downs, Richard M. Lynn, Cornelius Ani, Tamsin Ford

Original languageEnglish
Article number179
JournalBMC Medical Research Methodology
Issue number1
Accepted/In press13 Aug 2019
Published20 Aug 2019


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Health services have not provided adequate support for young people with long term health conditions to transfer from child to adult services. National Institute of Health and Care (NICE) guidance on transition has been issued to address these gaps. However, data are often sparse about the number of young adults who might need to transition. Using Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as an exemplar, this study used an existing surveillance system and a case note review to capture the incidence of the transition process, and compared and contrasted the findings.

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