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Improving access to community care for people with intellectual disability is needed to avert unnecessary hospitalisations

David I Ben‐Tovim and Kim Vien
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51113
Published online: 5 July 2021

Responses to the health care needs of this vulnerable group have improved, but further progress is needed

Finding good measures of the effectiveness of health care in the community is challenging, and this problem certainly applies to care for Australians with intellectual disability. The study by Weise and colleagues,1 reported in this issue of the MJA, underscores the extent of health care disadvantage experienced by people with intellectual disability in Australia.

  • David I Ben‐Tovim1
  • Kim Vien2

  • 1 College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 Yooralla, Melbourne, VIC



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