Parent and Physician Perceptions of Medical Home Care for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders in

Authors, Primary Williams,P. G.;Tomchek,S.;Grau,R.;Bundy,M. B.;Davis,D. W.;Kleinert,H.
Title Primary Parent and Physician Perceptions of Medical Home Care for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the State of Kentucky
Periodical Full Clinical Pediatrics
Pub Year 2012
Volume 51
issue 11
Start Page 1071-8
Abstract The medical home model of care is widely accepted as the ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) but may be very difficult to implement. In this study, parents of children with autism and pediatricians caring for children with autism in Kentucky were surveyed to determine the current status of primary care services for children with ASDs. Results indicated that the majority of families and physicians were comfortable with the routine health care provided to children with ASDs, but had concerns about physician ability to provide information regarding community resources, address comorbid conditions associated with autism, and discuss treatment options. The need for physician education regarding available national and regional autism resources is clear. Creative strategies involving collaboration across medical, educational, and community systems appear to be essential for establishing effective medical homes for children with ASDs.
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Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Patient-Centered Care;Care Coordination;Primary Care Workforce Issues
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs
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