Determinants of appointment absenteeism at an outpatient pediatric autism clinic.

TitleDeterminants of appointment absenteeism at an outpatient pediatric autism clinic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKalb LG, Freedman B, Foster C, Menon D, Landa R, Kishfy L, Law P
JournalJournal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
Volume33
Issue9
Pagination685-97
Date Published2012 Nov-Dec
Abstract

Two widely discussed yet highly understudied factors that obstruct timely diagnosis and intervention among children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are missed scheduled appointments and wait time for outpatient services. Research surrounding outpatient appointment no-show and cancellation rates as well as predictors of such would shed light on the barriers to community-based clinical care.

DOI10.1155/2013/326986
Alternate JournalJ Dev Behav Pediatr