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Italian regional health service costs for diagnosis and 1-year treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems, April 2017
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Title
Italian regional health service costs for diagnosis and 1-year treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health Systems, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13033-017-0140-8
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Authors

Gianluigi Casadei, Massimo Cartabia, Laura Reale, Maria Antonella Costantino, Maurizio Bonati, for the Lombardy ADHD Group

Abstract

The main aim of this study was to estimate the costs associated with diagnostic assessment and 1-year therapy in children and adolescents enrolled in 18 ADHD reference centres. Data concerning 1887 children and adolescents from the mandatory ADHD registry database during the 2012-2014 period were analysed. The overall diagnostic and treatment costs per patient amounts to €574 and €830, respectively. The ADHD centre, the school as sender, and the time to diagnosis constitute cost drivers. Non-pharmacological therapy resulted as being more expensive for patients concomitantly treated with drugs (€929) compared to those treated with psychological interventions alone (€590; p = 0.006). This study gives the first and reliable estimate of the costs associated with both diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Italy. Although costs associated with mental disorders are difficult to estimate, continuing efforts are need to define costs and resources to guarantee appropriate care, also for ADHD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 13%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 4 8%
Other 11 23%
Unknown 12 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Neuroscience 3 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 6%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 17 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 March 2018.
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#6,192,773
of 21,173,427 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Mental Health Systems
#360
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#95,115
of 282,975 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Mental Health Systems
#6
of 7 outputs
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