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ERIC Number: EJ1187349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Service Use and Associated Expenditures among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning to Adulthood
Shea, Lindsay L.; Xie, Ming; Turcotte, Paul; Marcus, Steven; Field, Robert; Newschaffer, Craig; Mandell, David
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n9 p3223-3227 Sep 2018
This study compared Medicaid service utilization and expenditures among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to adolescents with intellectual disability (ID) as they aged into adulthood. Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data was used to identify a national cohort. Winsorization was utilized to control for expenditure outliers. A greater proportion of adolescents with ASD utilized most services. Decreases in the use of key services, including psychiatric outpatient services, were observed for both groups. Changes in medical services, such as increases in inpatient and long term care services, among the ASD cohort suggest medical needs of adolescents with ASD change as they age. Information remains lacking on changing ASD symptom presentation during the transition to adolescence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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