Psychiatric-related Emergency Department Visits Among Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Published December 28, 2012 in Pediatric Emergency Care

Emergency room visits for children with ASD are more likely to be for psychiatric reasons than visits from typically developing children. Having private insurance increases the risk of a psychiatric ER visit for children with ASD, possibly due to the exclusion of ASD as a coverable diagnosis among many private insurance plans.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23187983

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