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ERIC Number: EJ1217214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
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Measuring the Service System Impact of a Novel Telediagnostic Service Program for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Stainbrook, J. Alacia; Weitlauf, Amy S.; Juárez, A. Pablo; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Hine, Jeffrey; Broderick, Neill; Nicholson, Amy; Warren, Zachary
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v23 n4 p1051-1056 May 2019
As prevalence of autism spectrum disorder continues to increase, so too does the need for timely, accessible diagnostic consultation. The present work extends from a previous study which provided preliminary evidence for the feasibility of expert clinicians to utilize telemedicine to triage autism spectrum disorder risk in young children. However, it did not examine whether a telediagnostic model had a demonstrable impact on tertiary care center referrals and usage. We therefore examined whether the introduction of telemedicine-based diagnostic consultation for families served by a rural medical facility affected referrals overall as well as to a metropolitan tertiary care diagnostic center. Results suggest that telemedicine diagnostic consultation in partnership with a referring early intervention system may positively impact referrals for diagnostic evaluation as well as the ability of families to schedule and attend appointments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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