Increase in Evidence-Based Practice for Children With ADHD

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Increase in Evidence-Based Practice for Children With ADHD
Increase in Evidence-Based Practice for Children With ADHD

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More Medicaid-covered children are receiving treatments that conform to practice standards for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including the use of combined medication and psychotherapy, according to a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Ph.D., from New York University in New York City, and colleagues analyzed trends over 10 years (2001 to 2010) from Medicaid claims data describing changes over time in medication, psychotherapy, and combined treatment services for children diagnosed with ADHD.

The researchers found that over the study period more children received treatments that conformed to practice standards, including the use of combination treatments of medication and psychotherapy, which increased by 74 percent. Rates of psychotherapy alone more than doubled, while rates of medication alone decreased by 18 percent. Rates of diagnoses without any reimbursed treatment decreased by 39 percent.

"These trends suggest increasing adherence to clinical practice standards by providers serving children with ADHD in the Medicaid population, although the quality of those services is unknown," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Readings Taken in Clinic May Underestimate Ambulatory BP

Readings Taken in Clinic May Underestimate Ambulatory BP

Young, lean patients can have hypertension not caught during regular exams, researchers find

Measures Sought to ID Epilepsy Patients Who Are Safe to Drive

Measures Sought to ID Epilepsy Patients Who Are ...

Those with longer seizures during driving tests more likely to have accidents

Epilepsy Onset Not Uncommon After Stroke

Epilepsy Onset Not Uncommon After Stroke

Patients with greater brain damage more likely to have seizures afterwards, researchers find

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »