Research by Topic: utilization

Understanding Service Usage and Needs for Adults with ASD: The Importance of Living Situation

Published June 26, 2019 in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

With the increasing prevalence of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research examining the service experiences of this population is greatly needed. The current study investigated service use, unmet needs, and obstacles to service access for a large sample of adults with ASD. After accounting for various demographic factors known to impact service usage and […]

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Effects of State Autism Mandate Age Caps on Health Service Use and Spending Among Adolescents

Published June 26, 2019 in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: Many states with mandates requiring commercial insurers to cover autism spectrum disorder (ASD) health services specify upper age limits above which coverage is no longer mandated. It is unknown what effects these age caps have on health service use and spending among adolescents who have exceeded the age cap. METHOD: Using administrative claims data […]

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