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J Pediatr. 2020 Mar 3. pii: S0022-3476(20)30027-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.01.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Primary Care Providers' Perceived Barriers and Needs for Support in Caring for Children with Autism.

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1
Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA. Electronic address: mazurekm@virginia.edu.
2
Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
3
Biostatistics Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
4
Biostatistics Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
5
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
6
Department of Child Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

Abstract

A mixed methods approach was used to examine perspectives of 114 primary care providers regarding barriers and needs for support in caring for children with autism. The most common barriers related to lack of knowledge and resources for diagnosing and treating children with autism, and inadequate visit time and reimbursement.

KEYWORDS:

autism; autism spectrum disorder; healthcare barriers; healthcare delivery; healthcare needs

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