Diagnostic practices for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a national survey of primary care physicians.

@article{Chan2005DiagnosticPF,
  title={Diagnostic practices for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a national survey of primary care physicians.},
  author={Eugenia Chan and Marianne R. Hopkins and James M. Perrin and Carla T Herrerias and Charles J. Homer},
  journal={Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={201-8}
}
BACKGROUND The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical practice guideline emphasizes the appropriate diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-aged children. Although previous studies have shown wide variation in diagnostic practices for ADHD, few recent studies have examined nationally representative samples. OBJECTIVE To describe practice patterns of primary care physicians evaluating school-aged children for ADHD in the late 1990s and compare the patterns… CONTINUE READING

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