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Primary health care for people with an intellectual disability: an exploration of demographic characteristics and reasons for encounters from the BEACH programme.

Authors
  • Weise, J1
  • Pollack, A2
  • Britt, H2
  • Trollor, J N3
  • 1 Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 Family Medicine Research Centre, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, Australia. [email protected] , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
11
Pages
1119–1127
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12301
PMID: 27278719
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

There are significant differences in the characteristics of participants and their reasons for presentation to general practice in Australia for participants at ID encounters compared with non-ID encounters. This work suggests that there is a difference in service use patterns between these two groups. These findings may suggest that people with an ID experience barriers to participating in essential primary healthcare services.

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