Hundreds of preventable disability deaths

The Australian health care system is not equipped to meet the complex needs of people with intellectual disability, UNSW Professor Julian Trollor said. “People with intellectual disability are dying from similar things to most Australians, but there is a large gap when it comes to the proportion of potentially avoidable deaths” he said.

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Topics:
Disability Royal Commission, Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Megan Neil

Source:
Canberra Times

Date published:
Thu 20th Feb, 2020