Cost of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

  title={Cost of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.},
  author={Chuck Lupton and Larry Burd and Rick Harwood},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics},
  volume={127C 1},
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a common identifiable teratogenic cause of mental retardation, neurological deficit, mental disorders, and developmental disabilities. Accurate estimates of the cost of care for persons with FAS are essential for appropriate funding of health care, developmental disabilities services, special education, and other service systems, as well as prioritizing funding of public health prevention efforts. The cost of care for individuals with FAS can be conceptualized as… CONTINUE READING
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