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GP and support people's concerns and priorities for meeting the health care needs of individuals with developmental disabilities: a metropolitan and non-metropolitan comparison

Iacono, T., Davis, R., Humphreys, J., Chandler, N.,

Academic Literature

2003

General practitioners (GPs) from the state of Victoria and support people were surveyed about their concerns and priorities for meeting the health care needs of people with developmental disabilities. According to the results, GPs had concerns about the assessment and management of people with developmental disability and tended to rely on support people. They knew about many services in their communities, but were less likely to know about non-medical, and government and non-government disability services. Support people reported concerns about health care service providers' lack of knowledge, family stress during periods of hospitalisation, and, particularly for rural respondents, the need to travel to access services. There were relatively few differences in responses from metropolitan versus non-metropolitan respondents.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Health and wellbeing

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