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ADHD affects 1 out of 11 children (ages 4-17)
Cost of psychiatric disorders: – Limited investigation in children and adolescents. – Limited studies on economic burden of ADHD in the US
A recent study showed increased cost of healthcare in $USD for patients with ADHD in United States.
Hypothesis: – Costly non-ambulatory services contribute to this discrepancy
Objective: To compare non-ambulatory health care utilization patterns of patients with and without ADHD in a large socioeconomically, racially and geographically diverse population.
Retrospective review of data from Cerner Health Facts ®.
A total of 190,365 patients with ADHD and 131,473 patients without ADHD who received non-ambulatory care across the United States.
– Ages 3-19 years
– Three year period (2014-2016)
4,000 patients on each group
Looking at the most expensive aspects of care
: – Two-sided independent t-tests for continuous variables.
– Chi-square or Fisher's exact test for categorical variables.
Conclusion: Non-ambulatory care use by children with ADHD is likely to be the high cost services; patients are likely to be admitted and stay longer in the hospital
Behavioral Medicine | Pediatrics
When and Where Presented
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 2018
Jean Cuevas, July K.; Dai, Hongying; and Sahil, Suman, "Patterns of use of non-ambulatory care services in patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder" (2018). Presentations. 47.