A comparison of health care utilization and costs of children with and without autism spectrum disorders in a large group-model health plan.

@article{Croen2006ACO,
  title={A comparison of health care utilization and costs of children with and without autism spectrum disorders in a large group-model health plan.},
  author={Lisa A Croen and Daniel V Najjar and Gary Thomas Ray and Linda J Lotspeich and Pilar Bernal},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={e1203-11}
}
OBJECTIVE Data on the current costs of medical services for children with autism spectrum disorders are lacking. Our purpose for this study was to compare health care utilization and costs of children with and without autism spectrum disorders in the same health plan. PATIENTS AND METHODS Participants included all 2- to 18-year-old children with autism spectrum disorders (n = 3053) and a random sample of children without autism spectrum disorders (n = 30529) who were continuously enrolled in… CONTINUE READING

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