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Table 3 Reasons and Sources of Referral

From: Access to specialty care in autism spectrum disorders-a pilot study of referral source

Reason for Referral ASD/XM1 ASD/TAC1 Comparison1
  Total Physician Non-physician Total2 Physician Non-physician Total Physician Non-physician
Behavioral/Developmental 3 84 21 (64%) 63 (84%) 56 18 (62%) 38 (74%) 38 25 (28%) 13 (68%)
Medical 3 24 12 (36%) 12 (16%) 15 7 (24%) 8 (16%) 70 64 (72%) 6 (32%)
Medical and Behavioral/Developmental 3 0 0 0 9 4 (14%) 5 (10%) 0 0 0
  1. 1. ASD/XM and Comparison denote children with ASD and other neurological disorders evaluated by XM respectively; ASD/TAC denotes the group of children with ASD evaluated by other members of The Autism Center.
  2. 2. One ASD whose chief complaint was not offered is not included. See text.
  3. 3. The numbers represent the number of children in each category. The numbers in parenthesis represent the percentage of total in each category.