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ea0045p12 | Diabetes | BSPED2016

Identifying the barriers to effective diabetes ‘transitional care’. A qualitative study of patient satisfaction and experiences of transition

Wilson Kate , Ashford Jennifer , Olsen Paula , Slegtenhorst Sonja , Williams Rachel , Acerini Carlo L

Disparities in the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) undergoing transition from children’s to adult services are well recognised. Poor planning and ill-defined care pathways promote patient disengagement with many becoming ‘lost’ to specialist follow-up for years. This study sought to obtain the views of young people’s experiences of transition to identify perceived barriers to an effective and rewarding transition experience. A qualit...