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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 4.12

Categories of Health Care Services Necessitated by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Period During Which Care Was Required

Types of Care Required

Immediate neonatal care

Neonatal intensive care

Hospital evaluation

Intermediate care (ranging from early to late childhood)

Heart defects and surgery

Cleft palate correction and speech therapy

Neurotube treatment

Audiological evaluation and surgery

Long-term direct treatment

Institutional services for child through adult life for FAS victims with mental retardation

Day services for adult FAS victims with mental retardation

Other long-term direct costs

Special education for minimal and moderate degrees of mental retardation

Training

Rehabilitative programs


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