Teal W. Benevides, Henry Carretta, Katelyn Graves; Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Transition-Age Young Adult Medicare Beneficiaries With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(4_Supplement_1):7111510178. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO1183
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Date Presented 3/30/2017
Our study of Medicare claims found that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (N > 5,500) experienced low rates of preventive and occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy service use and high rates of emergency department use. There is a need for wellness and preventive services, creating opportunities for OT to develop interventions to improve care.
Primary Author and Speaker: Teal W. Benevides
Contributing Authors: Henry Carretta, Katelyn Graves
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