Author: Miller

Use of Medical Services by Methylphenidate-Treated Children in the General Population


Objective—To examine selected medical services for children treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a general population setting with universal health insurance. Design—Retrospective analysis of administrative prescription and health services databases spanning from 1990 to 1996. Setting—British Columbia, Canada. Patients.—Children (<19 years of age) who had received the psychostimulant methylphenidate (MPH; Ritalin) on a chronic basis (chronic-MPH group), who had received MPH on any other basis (nonchronic-MPH group), and who were…

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