Community introduction of practice parameters for autistic spectrum disorders: Advancing early recognition.

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Title
Community introduction of practice parameters for autistic spectrum disorders: Advancing early recognition.
Journal
Journal of autism and developmental disorders
Author(s)
Holzer L., Mihailescu R., Rodrigues-Degaeff C., Junier L., Muller-Nix C., Halfon O., Ansermet F.
ISSN
0162-3257
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
36
Number
2
Pages
249-62
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: Within a strong interdisciplinary framework, improvement in the quality of care for children with autistic spectrum disorders through a 2 year implementation program of Practice Parameters, aimed principally at improving early detection and intervention. METHOD: We developed Practice Parameters (PPs) for Pervasive Developmental Disorders and circulated the PPs to all child and adolescent psychiatrists practicing in the region. RESULTS: PP development and parallel information strategies resulted in a significant decrease of 1.5 years in the mean-age-at-diagnosis. However, further analysis indicated that improvement was only transient. CONCLUSION: Despite the encouraging improvement in mean-age-at-diagnosis 2 years after PP implementation, other indicators showed a failure to maintain the improvements. A systematic screening program would be the most reliable method to reinforce the PPs.
Keywords
Asperger Syndrome, Autistic Disorder, Child, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Community Mental Health Services, Early Diagnosis, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Physician's Practice Patterns, Quality of Health Care, Rett Syndrome
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Web of science
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Yes
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