Key clinical point: Children with sickle cell disease mostly receive inpatient care at a single center, while care starts to become fragmented in young adulthood, with some patients being admitted to five or more centers over a 7-year period.
Major finding: The proportion SCD patients receiving inpatient care at a single facility was 60% for children, but just 20% for young adults.
Study details: Retrospective study including nearly 7,000 SCD patients seen in California during 1991-2016.
Disclosures: Dr. Mahajan reported no disclosures. Coauthors provided disclosures related to Pfizer and Janssen.
Shatola A et al. ASH 2019. Abstract 4667.