Are the medical needs of mentally handicapped adults being met?

@article{Howells1986AreTM,
  title={Are the medical needs of mentally handicapped adults being met?},
  author={Geraint Howells},
  journal={The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1986},
  volume={36 291},
  pages={
          449-53
        }
}
  • Geraint Howells
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    The Journal of the Royal College of General…
    1986
This paper reports on the apparent inadequate level of primary medical care provided to many of the 151 mentally handicapped people who attend an adult training centre. A large number of common medical problems were identified that were not known to the general practitioners and/or were not being managed, including problems known to be associated with Down's syndrome. Many trainees were further handicapped by unmanaged defects of hearing and vision. Contact rates with the general practitioner… CONTINUE READING

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