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Table 2 Consultation

From: Current transition management of adolescents and young adults with allergy and asthma: a European survey

Practice parameters (n = 1179) Number (%) respondents
HCPs category based on patient’s agea
 Paediatric 449 (38.1)
 Adult 88 (7.5)
 All ages groups 642 (54.5)
Time for follow-up consultation with AYA, minutes
 Up to 10 135 (11.5)
 Up to 20 460 (39.0)
 Up to 30 395 (33.5)
 Up to 45 143 (12.1)
 > 45 46 (3.9)
Direct access to healthcare professionalsb,c
 Allergy/asthma nurse 597 (50.6)
 Dietician 379 (32.1)
 Paediatric allergist 537 (45.5)
 Adult allergist 437 (37.1)
 Psychologist 293 (24.9)
 Respiratory physiotherapist 279 (23.7)
 Social worker 209 (17.7)
 Gastroenterologist 426 (36.1)
 Pulmonologist 543 (46.1)
 Dermatologists 502 (42.6)
 Otolaryngologist 329 (27.9)
 Referral only 42 (3.6)
 Othersd 4 (0.3)
Is care for AYA in your service organised differently than services to care for other age groups?
 No, specific resources 906 (76.8)
 Yes, for all AYA 207 (17.6)
 Yes, for selected patients onlye 66 (5.6)
Percentage of AYA transferred to adult services rather than being discharged to GP or no care:
 1–10% 117 (9.9)
 10–25% 123 (10.4)
 25–50% 89 (7.5)
 50–75% 108 (9.2)
 75–100% 99 (8.4)
 Don’t know 167 (14.2)
 No transfer of AYA into adult services 198 (16.8)
 We see all ages 278 (23.6)
Do you know how many of your transfer patients regularly attend the adult clinic after referral:
 No 361 (30.6)
 Yes, please specify the percentagef 111 (9.4)
 NA, no transfer of patients into adult services 405 (34.4)
 NA, we see all ages 302 (25.6)
Evaluation tools on whether AYA is ready to be sent to adult serviceb
 No evaluation tool, AYA transferred at a specific age 489 (41.5)
 Patient consent 171 (14.5)
 Parental consent 122 (10.3)
 Checklist of questions/knowledge 50 (4.2)
 Completion of adolescent transition tool 48 (4.1)
 We see all ages 364 (30.9)
 My clinic does not transfer AYA to adult services 157 (13.3)
Feedback system between paediatric and local adult serviceb
 No system of feedback in place 569 (48.3)
 The consultation letter from the first visit to adult clinic is sent back to referring paediatrician 150 (12.7)
 Regular meetings to discuss patients 101 (8.6)
 Not applicable, we see all ages 405 (34.4)
  1. AYA adolescent and young adult, GP general practitioner, HCP healthcare professional, NA not applicable
  2. aPaediatric HCP looking after 0–18 years old patients; adult HCP looking after ≥ 18 years old patients
  3. bParticipants were allowed to select more than 1 answer
  4. cDirect access- without the referral from HCP
  5. dOther: play therapist, family doctor trained in allergy, health visitor, immunologist
  6. eData is shown only for 31 (2.8%) responses: adherence problems (n = 1); educational sessions for asthma or peanut allergic patients (n = 1); AYA asthma clinic (n = 16); severe or multiple allergies (n = 10); referred to youth service (n = 1); need transition to adult allergy service and not to GP (n = 3); some have more time (n = 1); psychiatric problems (n = 2); school problems (n = 1); joint consultation with paediatric and adult allergist (n = 1); deprived backgrounds (n = 1)
  7. fData is only provided for 58 responses (%): median (LQ,UQ): 62.5 (37.5, 80); minimum 1; maximum 95
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