Journal Reviews IAN, Two Other Autism Databases
A new article describes the information that pediatric researchers can find in three large autism databases.
The article reviews the information about children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that researchers can obtain from the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), the Autism Treatment Network, and PEDSnet. Each database has various strengths. IAN's strength is data from patients, ATN has clinical information, and PEDSnet has data from health care visits and electronic medical records.
"The data sets ... have potential for further studies that could help improve the care and well-being of children with ASD and their families," concluded the article, which was published this month in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Three of the article's nine co-authors are from IAN. They are IAN's Director Paul H. Lipkin, MD; Research Director J. Kiely Law, MD, MPH; and research coordinator Briella L. Baer, MHS.