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Autism [QS51]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

People with possible autism who are referred to an autism team for a diagnostic assessment have the diagnostic assessment started within 3 months of their referral.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that people with possible autism referred for a diagnostic assessment by an autism team have the assessment started within 3 months of their referral.
What was measured: Proportion of local authorities which reported that autism diagnosis waiting times in their area met NICE recommendations.
Data collection end: December 2018
18%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. Autism self-assessment exercise.



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