Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lynn Gibson,
Dr Claud Regnard
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It is estimated by the Department of Health (2001) that approximately 2% of the population have varying degrees of learning disability, with 1.2 million people having a mild to moderate learning disability and an additional 210 000 people having a severe learning disability. Brittle (2004) suggests that all individuals within this client group have special needs when they enter the health-care system. In addition, most have greater health needs than the rest of the population and are more likely to experience mental health problems and chronic illnesses (Barr et al, 1999).
Author(s): Matthews D, Gibson L, Regnard C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Print publication date: 01/01/2010
ISSN (print): 1750-8460
ISSN (electronic): 1759-7390
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.
PubMed id: 20081641