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Comparative effectiveness of therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders  

The Effective Health Care program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsors the development of evidence reports and technology assessments to assist public- and private-sector organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States. The program represents an important Federal effort to compare alternative treatments for health conditions and make the findings public. The program is intended to help patients, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others choose the most effective treatments. For this report, researchers at the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center in Nashville, TN, conducted comparative effectiveness research on treatments for autism spectrum disorders in children ages 12 and under. Treatments included behavioral, educational, medical, allied health, and complementary and alternative medicine interventions. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number n/a
Principal Investigator McPheeters, Melissa
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Other
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Vanderbilt University
State/Country Maryland; Tennessee
Web Link 1 Comparative effectiveness of therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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