Primary Care for People with Disabilities

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Abstract

People with disabilities are a unique population. Although there have been great advances in their care, access to reliable and consistent primary health care remains a difficult issue for many of these patients after discharge from medical rehabilitation units. Many of these health care needs are not unique to this patient population, but become compounded or exacerbated in people with disabilities. The effects of physical impairments on these patients' health need to be recognized. Specific attention must be paid to prevent the occurrence of secondary disabilities, which can drastically affect their independence. Ultimately, proper attention to the health care needs of people with disabilities will result in greater independence and improved health among this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Volume66
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1999

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Health maintenance
  • Preventive health
  • Primary care

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