Overseas medical insurance policies could help people to access doctors who are more likely to diagnose autism.
According to recent research published in the American Sociological Review, which looked at birth and diagnostic records for all children born in California between 1992 and 2000, children in wealthier neighbourhoods were more likely to be diagnosed for autism.
On average, children born to a poor family that lived in a more affluent neighbourhood were almost 250 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with autism than a child from an equally disadvantaged family living in a poorer neighbourhood.
Furthermore, children with less-severe symptoms of autism were 90 per cent more likely to be diagnosed if they lived in a wealthy neighbourhood in 1992.
However, by 2000, this had fallen to a 45 per cent increased likelihood.
People concerned about moving to a new country could take out an overseas medical insurance policy before they move to assure themselves that they will be able to access a knowledgeable doctor in their new country of residence.
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