Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Emergency Room and Hospital Utilization Among Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD): OT’s Role in Prevention
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Professional Issues / Health Services Research and Education
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Emergency Room and Hospital Utilization Among Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD): OT’s Role in Prevention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510252. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP202B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510252. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP202B
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Emergency room and hospital utilization among adults with IDD are significant contributors to rising healthcare costs. This study identified predictors of utilization for a sample of 597 adults with IDD. Using a retrospective survey of medical charts, logistic regressions were conducted. This study found risk factors unique to adults with IDD that should be addressed with tailored OT and primary-care interventions.

Primary Author and Speaker: Meghan Blaskowitz