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Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD  

This large national study will identify the impact of state level autism-related policies on the publicly funded healthcare utilization of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The primary aims of the study are to conduct an intensive examination of state policies and practices that may affect Medicaid-reimbursed healthcare delivery to children with ASD, to provide accurate national and state-level estimates of publicly-funded healthcare utilization among children with ASD, and to examine the relative contribution of demographic, clinical, and system-of-care characteristics on the types, intensity, and patterns of related service use. This study will set the stage for future studies in which service utilization data from other systems and primary data about families' experiences and outcomes are linked to data on healthcare. The study also will provide a baseline against which to measure the effects of future system-level interventions. Finally, the results will provide evidence for a conceptual framework for understanding how states address the needs of children with chronic disabilities in which the best course of treatment and expected outcomes are uncertain. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $489,354.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5R01MH077000-04
Principal Investigator Mandell, David
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Services Utilization and Access
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5SA. Support two studies that assess how variations and access to services affect family functioning in diverse populations, including underserved populations, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Pennsylvania
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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New! History/Related Projects Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD | $547,471.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH077000-03
Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD | $550,820.00 | 2008 | R01MH077000-02
Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD (supplement) | $171,947.00 | 2009 | 3R01MH077000-03S1