Psychiatric hospital treatment of youth with autism spectrum disorder in the United States: needs, outcomes, and policy.
Maine Behavioral Health
International Review of Psychiatry
Autistic Disorder Diagnosis; Insurance, Health; Hospitals, Psychiatric; Child; Outcomes (Health Care); Policy Making; Inpatients; Child: 6-12 years
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are admitted to inpatient psychiatric units at markedly high rates. As health insurance companies and government healthcare systems and regulators seek more evidence for healthcare outcomes, it is important to learn more about the effectiveness of psychiatric inpatient admissions for children with ASD to best inform decisions on provision and access to this level of care. Evidence for models of inpatient treatment for youth with ASD is presented, and key characteristics and consensus recommendations for care are discussed.
McGuire, Kelly and Siegel, Matthew, "Psychiatric hospital treatment of youth with autism spectrum disorder in the United States: needs, outcomes, and policy." (2018). Maine Medical Center. 1160.