ERIC Number: EJ1073032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Pre-Diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Targeted Intervention with Ontario's Autism Intervention Program
Penner, Melanie; Rayar, Meera; Bashir, Naazish; Roberts, S. Wendy; Hancock-Howard, Rebecca L.; Coyte, Peter C.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2833-2847 Sep 2015
Novel management strategies for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) propose providing interventions before diagnosis. We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing the costs and dependency-free life years (DFLYs) generated by pre-diagnosis intensive Early Start Denver Model (ESDM-I); pre-diagnosis parent-delivered ESDM (ESDM-PD); and the Ontario Status Quo (SQ). The analyses took government and societal perspectives to age 65. We assigned probabilities of Independent, Semi-dependent or Dependent living based on projected IQ. Costs per person (in Canadian dollars) were ascribed to each living setting. From a government perspective, the ESDM-PD produced an additional 0.17 DFLYs for $8600 less than SQ. From a societal perspective, the ESDM-I produced an additional 0.53 DFLYs for $45,000 less than SQ. Pre-diagnosis interventions targeting ASD symptoms warrant further investigation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention, Cost Effectiveness, Early Intervention, Parent Role, Probability, Independent Living, Intelligence Quotient, Computation, Costs, Residential Care, Program Effectiveness, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada