Clonidine utilization trends for Medicaid children.

  title={Clonidine utilization trends for Medicaid children.},
  author={Esther Y. Yoon and Lisa M. Cohn and Albert P. Rocchini and David Kershaw and Sarah Jane Clark},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={51 10},
OBJECTIVE To characterize clonidine utilization trends among children. DESIGN/METHODS Serial cross-sectional analysis of Michigan Medicaid claims data for children aged 6 to 18 years. The authors identified children with ≥1 clonidine prescription; the authors examined their ICD-9 diagnoses categorized as simple and complex attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), non-ADHD mental health disorder, hypertension, or others. Also identified were child demographics and prescribing physician… CONTINUE READING
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