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Poor quality of care for Medicaid-funded ADHD treatment of pediatric patients


A new study evaluating treatment of ADHD in children enrolled in a Medicaid program found that the quality of care was poor with limited primary care follow-up visits, poor stimulant medication refill prescription persistence, and lack of coordinated care between primary care settings and specialty mental health clinics.


Zima BT et al. Quality of care for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a managed care Medicaid program. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010;49:1225–37. 

Olfson M. Evaluating the quality of community care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010;49:1183–5.

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