US Adolescents With Autism May Be Four Times More Likely To Visit An ED Than Teens Without Autism, Researchers Say

HealthDay (3/24, Preidt) reported that adolescents in the US with autism may be “four times more likely to visit an emergency” department (ED) than teens without autism, researchers found. After analyzing “nine years of private insurance health-care claims of 12- to 21-year-olds,” investigators also found that “the proportion of” ED “visits by teens with autism for a mental health crisis rose from 12 percent in 2005 to 22 percent in 2013.” The findings were published in the February issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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— “Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds,”Robert Preidt, HealthDay, March 24, 2017.

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