Towards the Standardization of Transition Care Models for Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): A PerspectiveSerena Francesca Flocco1, Rosario Caruso2*, Federica Dellafiore2, Adelaide Orlando3, Arianna Magon2, Alessandro Giamberti1 and Massimo Chessa1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rosario Caruso
MSc, PhD, Head of Health Professions Research and Development Unit
IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Via Agadir, 20-24, 20097 San Donato Milanese (Mi), Italy
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 14, 2016; Accepted date: January 17, 2017; Published date: January 20, 2017
Citation: Flocco SF, Caruso R, Dellafiore F, Orlando A, Magon A, et al. (2017) Towards the Standardization of Transition Care Models for Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): A Perspective. J Clin Exp Cardiolog 8:495. doi: 10.4172/2155-9880.1000495
Copyright: © 2017 Flocco SF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This perspective paper is aimed to describe an Italian experience related to the empirical implementation of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) transition care models, highlighting the most significant author’s perspectives. The CHD transition care models implementation strategy adopted at Policlinico San Donato (Italy) is closely linked to the clinical practice and to the research activity at national and international level. This strategy could be an efficient start-up to boost the understanding of the adolescent patients’ needs, also giving more evidence to the effectiveness of the transition care models.