Table 1

Similarities and differences of the two study sites

New Children’s Hospital, FinlandRoyal Children’s Hospital, Australia
 Publicly funded healthcare systemxx
 Paediatric care for severe chronic conditions mainly hospital-basedxx
 High participation in secondary education until age 18xx
 General upper age of paediatrics, years1619
 Transition support and transfer coordinationVaries between paediatric subspecialtiesHospital-wide support service available
 Role of primary care in transitionSignificant especially in diabetesVariable involvement
 Living with parents at age 20–24, %2043
 Tertiary education (university, college)No tuition fees for citizensFees for citizens