Providing Equitable Care for People with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities

March 8, 2024 | Health System Risk Management

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​​​​​More​​ than 27% of US adults have a disability, but only 41% of physicians feel "very confident" ​regarding their ability to provide equitable care to these patients.

Sources: Valdez and Swenor; Iezzoni et al​

People with disabilities, includi​ng difficulties related to mobility, cognition, hearing, vision, independent living, and self-care, are more likely to experience higher rates of adverse health conditions, including COVID-19; mental health concerns; and abuse, violence, and neglect**. **

Sources: Bishop-Fitzpatrick et al; CDC "Disability and health healthy living";...

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