Autism Research and Treatment / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Improving Psychiatric Hospital Care for Pediatric Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities

Table 1

Demographics and outcome measures.

Category10/2001–11/2002 Psychiatric inpatient program1/2009–12/2009 NSC inpatient program1/2009–12/2009 NSC day programNSC patients who completed admission and discharge ABC-C data

Number or patients12 (10 males)26 (21 males)79 (62 males)43 (33 males)
Mean age (range)13.7 (3–19)12.4 (5–17)10.7 (5–17)11.2 (5–17)
# Diagnosed ASD (with and without an ID)6 (50%)20 (76.9%)60 (75.9%)34 (79.1%)
# Diagnosed ID without an ASD6 (50%)4 (15.4%)8 (10.1%)6 (14.0%)
Mean # comorbid medical diagnoses per patient0.751.461.171.33
Mean # comorbid psychiatric diagnoses per patient2.671.581.551.67
Mean # days of stay (range)45 (13–180)26.1 (10–56)12.6 (1–41)13.2 (1–41)
Recidivism rate*33.3%11.5%10.3%20.9%

-patients readmitted to the NSC program within the 2009 calendar year.

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