Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect 1 in 44 U.S. children.
Add to that the ongoing efforts to reduce stigma and it’s no surprise that the increased demand is overwhelming existing resources.
Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment and care is crucial to addressing this crisis.
This will require better data The following are some examples of how to get started: Better insight into data.
This will result in improved access and quality through initiatives such as pay-for performance and value-based healthcare.
Due to the lack data on treatment and outcome, behavioral health strategies have historically lagged behind those of physical health.
Yet, just like physical health, behavioral health overall has widely accepted and clinically validated treatments and outcome measures for the vast majority of conditions but measuring it has been a challenge.
There have been many advances in behavioral health measurements and data over the past decade.