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Project Title

Project Title

Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Mandell, David

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

547471

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pennsylvania

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

5R01MH077000-03

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD | 489354 | 2010 | 5R01MH077000-04
Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD | 550820 | 2008 | R01MH077000-02
Interstate variation in healthcare utilization among children with ASD (supplement) | 171947 | 2009 | 3R01MH077000-03S1

 
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