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Rate and characteristics of urgent hospitalisation in persons with profound intellectual disabilities compared with general population

By: Amor-Salamanca, A.
Contributor(s): Menchon, J. M.
Series: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 62 (3) March 2018: 179-186. 2018Subject(s): SEVERE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS | HOSPITALISATION | SPAIN | AMBULATORY CARE SENSITIVE CONDITIONSOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Little is known about the hospitalisation rate of adults with severe/profound intellectual disability (PID) presenting at emergency services or about the appropriateness of hospital admissions in this population. Examining the possible differences in the patterns of hospitalisation between people with PID and those without intellectual disability (ID) may shed light on aspects of health and illness in these patients and may in turn make it possible to differentiate more clearly between mild-moderate and severe-profound ID.
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Little is known about the hospitalisation rate of adults with severe/profound intellectual disability (PID) presenting at emergency services or about the appropriateness of hospital admissions in this population. Examining the possible differences in the patterns of hospitalisation between people with PID and those without intellectual disability (ID) may shed light on aspects of health and illness in these patients and may in turn make it possible to differentiate more clearly between mild-moderate and severe-profound ID.

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