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Service utilisation and costs of language impairment in children: the early language in Victoria Australian population-based study

Le, Ha N.D., Gold, Lisa, Mensah, Fiona, Eadie, Patricia, Bavin, Edith L., Bretherton, Lesley and Reilly, Sheena 2016, Service utilisation and costs of language impairment in children: the early language in Victoria Australian population-based study, International journal of speech-language pathology, vol. In Press, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1080/17549507.2016.1209559.

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Title Service utilisation and costs of language impairment in children: the early language in Victoria Australian population-based study
Author(s) Le, Ha N.D.
Gold, LisaORCID iD for Gold, Lisa orcid.org/0000-0002-2733-900X
Mensah, Fiona
Eadie, Patricia
Bavin, Edith L.
Bretherton, Lesley
Reilly, Sheena
Journal name International journal of speech-language pathology
Volume number In Press
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-07-28
ISSN 1754-9507
1754-9515
Keyword(s) language impairment
costs
health service
use
Summary PURPOSE: To examine (1) the patterns of service use and costs associated with language impairment in a community cohort of children from ages 4-9 years and (2) the relationship between language impairment and health service utilisation.

METHOD: Participants were children and caregivers of six local government areas in Melbourne participating in the community-based Early Language in Victoria Study (ELVS). Health service use was reported by parents. Costs were valued in Australian dollars in 2014, from the government and family perspectives. Depending on age, the Australian adapted Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - Pre-school, 2nd Edition (CELF-P2) or the CELF, 4th Edition (CELF4) was used to assess expressive and receptive language.

RESULT: At 5, 7 and 9 years respectively 21%, 11% and 8% of families reported using services for speech and/or language concerns. The annual costs associated with using services averaged A$612 (A$255 to government, A$357 to family) at 5 years and A$992 (A$317 to government, A$675 to family) at 7 years. Children with persistent language impairment had significantly higher service costs than those with typical language.

CONCLUSION: Language impairment in 4-9-year-old children is associated with higher use of services and costs to both families and government compared to typical language.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17549507.2016.1209559
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
1103 Clinical Sciences
1702 Cognitive Science
2004 Linguistics
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Speech Pathology Association of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087025

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Population Health
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