Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Committee Report

Current practices of transition from pediatric to adult health care for patients with neurological disease: promote the cooperation between child and adult neurologists

Yoko Mochizuki, M.D., Ph.D.1), Katsuhisa Ogata, M.D., Ph.D.2), Satoko Kumada, M.D., Ph.D.3), Yasuhiro Suzuki, M.D., Ph.D.4), Hidefumi Ichinose, M.D., M.B.A.5), Yoshio Sakiyama, M.D., Ph.D.6), Toshio Saito, M.D., Ph.D.7), Hideki Mochizuki, M.D., Ph.D.8) and the Special Committee on Measures for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care, the Japanese Society of Neurology

1) Department of Neurology, Tokyo Metropolitan Kita Medical and Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled
2) Department of Neurology / Institute of Clinical Research, National Hospital Organization Higashisaitama National Hospital
3) Department of Neuropediatrics, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital
4) Department of Pediatric Neurology, Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital
5) Ichinose Family Clinic
6) Department of Neurology, Jichi Medical University, Saitama Medical Center
7) Division of Child Neurology, Department of Neurology, National Hospital Organization Osaka Toneyama Medical Center
8) Department of Neurology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

The Special Committee for Measures Against Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care of the Japanese Society of Neurology, which consists of child and adult neurologists, started to tackle the issues of pediatric to adult health care transition for patients with neurological disease in July 2020. The Committee held a workshop with a theme of “cooperation between child and adult neurologists,” which is a critical issue in the pediatric to adult health care transition. To solve the many problems in the pediatric to adult health care transition, it is crucial that child and adult neurologists and primary care physicians cooperate on the following issues: preparing child neurologists for the transition, encouraging adult neurologists to study child neurology, promoting the formation of multidisciplinary teams, improving the medical system and medical fees, appealing to governmental agencies for issues of community health care and welfare services.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 63: 67|72, 2023)
key words: pediatric to adult healthcare transition, Japanese Society of Neurology, the Japanese Society of Child Neurology, cooperation between child and adult neurologists, health care and welfare service systems

(Received: 31-Oct-22)