A course on the transition to adult care of patients with childhood-onset chronic illnesses


A course on the transition to adult care of patients with childhood-onset chronic illnesses


Hagood JS; Lenker CV; Thrasher S


Academic Medicine




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Hagood JS; Lenker CV; Thrasher S, “A course on the transition to adult care of patients with childhood-onset chronic illnesses,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed March 2, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13535.