“Cilj smjernice je strukturirati i standardizirati prijelaz s pedijatrijske skrbi na ustanove za medicinsku skrb odraslih za kronično bolesne adolescente i mlade odrasle osobe ili one koji se bave naknadnom skrbi nakon teške bolesti na multidisciplinaran način. To je namijenjeno osiguravanju kontinuirane specijalizirane medicinske skrbi tijekom ranjive životne faze adolescencije i u mladoj odrasloj dobi. ” Kroz dobru pripremu najkasnije od početka puberteta, adolescenti sa somatskim bolestima također bi trebali steći sposobnost samostalnog upravljanja svojom bolešću. Time bi se trebao smanjiti pobol i smrtnost u odrasloj dobi te poboljšati kvaliteta života i društveno sudjelovanje. Dakle, uspješna tranzicija nije važna samo za mlade pacijente i njihove obitelji, već je relevantna iu smislu zdravstvene ekonomije. “Ova smjernica ima za cilj pomoći osigurati da tranzicijske usluge budu redoviti dio zdravstvene skrbi za kronično bolesne adolescente i mlade odrasle osobe i da ih sigurno financiraju platitelji. Adolescenti u naknadnoj skrbi nakon teške bolesti, kao što je nakon hematološke ili onkološke bolesti ili nakon transplantacije organa, nisu formalno kronično bolesni i često se ne doživljavaju kao takvi. Ipak, važno je redovito multidisciplinarno praćenje. “Smjernica daje 18 preporuka, temeljenih na rezultatima sustavnog pretraživanja znanstvene literature i konsenzusnog procesa relevantnih stručnih društava kao i predstavnika pacijenata.Za svaku preporuku prikazani su temeljni dokazi, snaga preporuke i utvrđeni konsenzus. ” ” The aim of the guideline is to structure and standardize the transition from pediatric care to adult medical care facilities for chronically ill adolescents and young adults or those in follow-up care after a serious illness in a multidisciplinary manner.This is intended to ensure continuous specialized medical care throughout the vulnerable life phase of adolescence and into young adulthood. Through good preparation from the onset of puberty at the latest, adolescents with somatic diseases should also acquire the ability to manage their disease independently. This should reduce morbidity and mortality in adulthood and improve quality of life and social participation. Thus, a successful transition is not only important for young patients and their families but also relevant in terms of health economics.This guideline is intended to help ensure that transition services are a regular part of health care for chronically ill adolescents and young adults and are securely funded by payers. Adolescents in follow-up care after a serious illness, such as after a haematological or oncological disease or after an organ transplant, are not formally chronically ill and often do not experience themselves as such. Nevertheless, regular multidisciplinary follow-up is important.The guideline provides 18 recommendations, based on the results of a systematic search of scientific literature and a consensus process of relevant professional societies as well as patient representatives. For each recommendation, the underlying evidence, the strength of the recommendation as well as the consensus found is presented.