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

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_45BA8A908729
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Community introduction of practice parameters for autistic spectrum disorders: Advancing early recognition.
Périodique
Journal of autism and developmental disorders
Auteur(s)
Holzer L., Mihailescu R., Rodrigues-Degaeff C., Junier L., Muller-Nix C., Halfon O., Ansermet F.
ISSN
0162-3257
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
36
Numéro
2
Pages
249-62
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
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
Pubmed
Web of science
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10/03/2008 12:27
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 16:46
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