The general practice care of people with intellectual disability: barriers and solutions.

  title={The general practice care of people with intellectual disability: barriers and solutions.},
  author={Nicholas Lennox and Justine Diggens and A M Ugoni},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  volume={41 ( Pt 5)},
A questionnaire exploring general practitioners' (GPs') perceptions of the barriers and solutions to providing health care to people with intellectual disability was sent to 912 randomly selected GPs throughout Australia. A response rate of 58% was obtained. Results indicated that numerous barriers compromise the quality of health care able to be provided to people with intellectual disability. Communication difficulties with patients and other health professionals, and problems in obtaining… 

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