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Primary Health Care for People with a Learning Disability

Kerr, Michael Patrick, Fraser, William and Felce, David John 1996. Primary Health Care for People with a Learning Disability. British Journal of Learning Disabilities 24 (1) , pp. 2-8. 10.1111/j.1468-3156.1996.tb00192.x

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The delivery of health care to people with a learning disability living in the community has come under increasing scrutiny. Concerns have been raised over both the current quality of this care and its future organisation. In this article we review the evidence on current practice focusing on epidemiology, health status and policy directives affecting primary health care. Four specific areas for service developments are identified: an individual focus within an epidemiological framework, the evaluation of the effectiveness of current therapies, practice organisation and the awareness of health within social care. It is proposed that an effective model of primary health care is possible, supported by research, training, inter-service collaboration and purchasing guidelines.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1354-4187
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2017 21:16

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