Inclusion Europe highlights difficulties of people with intellectual disabilities in access to health services in the European Union

Extract from e-include, 4 November 2015

The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health have launched a public consultation on ‘Access to health services in the European Union’. Inclusion Europe has highlighted the issues and consequences of lack of access to health care for people with intellectual disabilities.

The consultation addresses barriers to accessing health care and explores policy measures to overcome them. Ways to improve equity could include matching health needs and financial resources, affordable and accessible health services, the availability of a sufficient number of health workers with the right skills, well-equipped facilities within easy reach, the availability of quality medicines as well as medical devices and services that are relevant and cost-effective.

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