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Children with Autism are More Likely to Visit the ER

Submitted by on 12/09/2012 – 2:38 amNo Comment

In a new study, researchers found that children who have autism are 9 times more likely to visit an emergency room for psychiatric reasons than children who do not have autism. Type of insurance also presented a variable, children with autism and private medical insurance were 58 percent more likely to visit the emergency room than children with autism and state medical assistance programs. Researchers speculated that this may be because private insurance plans often exclude autism. Read More…

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