Health gain through screening — Coronary heart disease and stroke: Developing Primary Health Care Services for People with Intellectual Disability

@inproceedings{Wells1997HealthGT,
  title={Health gain through screening — Coronary heart disease and stroke: Developing Primary Health Care Services for People with Intellectual Disability},
  author={Margaret Brady Wells and Sandra G. Turner and David M Martin and Ashok Roy},
  year={1997}
}
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death in the United Kingdom. People with an intellectual disability are especially prone to CHD and cardiovascular problems. Research in the United Kingdom has shown that people with intellectual disabilities do not access their general medical practitioners (GPs) as often as the rest of the population. Difficulties surrounding communication and low expectations mean that the processes of consultation, diagnosis and treatment are… CONTINUE READING

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