New evidence on GP consultations, mortality and health checks and hospital admissions

New research undertaken by a team at St Georges University of London has been published in which both parent carers and adults with learning disabilities were involved in the selection of secondary outcomes, interpreting the findings and developing recommendations. The three publications cover consultation patterns in general practice, mortality in adults with a learning disability in comparison with the general population and whether annual health checks reduce emergency hospital admissions. The team have made them freely available to download.

Mortality Among Adults With Intellectual Disability in England: Comparisons With the General Population in the American Journal of Public Health

Do health checks for people with intellectual disabilities reduce emergency hospital admissions? Evaluation of a natural experiment. In the Journal of epidemiology and community health

Health characteristics and consultation patterns of people with intellectual disability: a cross sectional database study in English general practice. In the British Journal of general Practice

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