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ERIC Number: EJ1093197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Emergency Department Use among Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Vohra, Rini; Madhavan, Suresh; Sambamoorthi, Usha
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n4 p1441-1454 Apr 2016
A cross-sectional analyses using Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (2006-2011) was conducted to examine the trends, type of ED visits, and mean total ED charges for adults aged 22-64 years with and without ASD (matched 1:3). Around 0.4% ED visits (n = 25,527) were associated with any ASD and rates of such visits more than doubled from 2006 to 2011 (2549-6087 per 100,000 admissions). Adults with ASD visited ED for: primary psychiatric disorder (15%[subscript ASD] vs. 4.2%[subscript noASD]), primary non-psychiatric disorder (16%[subscript ASD] vs. 14%[subscript noASD]), and any injury (24%[subscript ASD] vs. 28%[subscript noASD]). Mean total ED charges for adults with ASD were 2.3 times higher than for adults without ASD. Findings emphasize the need to examine the extent of frequent ED use in this population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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