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The Cost of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, September 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Title
The Cost of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Published in
PLoS ONE, September 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0106552
Pubmed ID
Authors

Chiara Horlin, Marita Falkmer, Richard Parsons, Matthew A. Albrecht, Torbjorn Falkmer, Jennifer Gladys Mulle

Abstract

A diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorders is usually associated with substantial lifetime costs to an individual, their family and the community. However, there remains an elusive factor in any cost-benefit analysis of ASD diagnosis, namely the cost of not obtaining a diagnosis. Given the infeasibility of estimating the costs of a population that, by its nature, is inaccessible, the current study compares expenses between families whose children received a formal ASD diagnosis immediately upon suspecting developmental atypicality and seeking advice, with families that experienced a delay between first suspicion and formal diagnosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Unknown 93 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 22%
Unspecified 14 14%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Bachelor 13 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Other 24 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 22 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 21%
Unspecified 18 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 8%
Other 20 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 111. 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 05 April 2018.
All research outputs
#110,383
of 11,857,577 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#2,447
of 130,420 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,252
of 197,137 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#94
of 2,689 outputs
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