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ERIC Number: EJ951222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Hospitalization Burden among Individuals with Autism
Lokhandwala, Tasneem; Khanna, Rahul; West-Strum, Donna
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n1 p95-104 Jan 2012
The objective of this study was to assess the inpatient care burden among individuals with autism using the 2007 Health Care Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample [HCUP NIS]). There were approximately 26,000 hospitalizations among individuals with autism in 2007, with an overall rate of 65.6/100,000 admissions. Rates of hospitalizations were the highest among individuals with autism aged 10-20 years, males, having household income greater than $63,000, and with private insurance, respectively. In terms of hospital characteristics, rates were the highest in hospitals in large urban areas, located in the Northeast region, and with teaching status, respectively. Individuals with autism had significantly higher LOS (6.5 vs. 4.2; p less than 0.0001) and total charges ($24,862 vs. $23,225; p less than 0.0001) as compared to those without autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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