Brief Report: The Medical Care of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identifying the Needs

Authors, Primary Bruder,Mary Beth;Kerins,Gerard;Mazzarella,Cynthia;Sims,Jessica;Stein,Neil
Title Primary Brief Report: The Medical Care of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identifying the Needs
Periodical Full Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Pub Year 2012
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Abstract There is a lack of information concerning adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially with regards to their access to health care. A paper and electronic survey was sent to 1,580 primary care physicians in Connecticut. 346 respondents returned a survey and provided care to adults with an ASD. This physician survey provides data on adults with ASD such as: reasons for physician visits, living arrangements, employment status, and any services they are receiving. Responses revealed inadequate training in the care of adults with an ASD and physicians interest in obtaining additional training. The ability to provide a medical home for adults with autism will need to address effective strategies to train current and future physicians.
Publisher Springer Netherlands
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Reference Type(s) Report
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Access to Care
Special Population(s) Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions;People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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