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Potentially preventable hospitalisations of people with intellectual disability in New South Wales

Karel L Wel, Lydia Kleinjan and Marleen J Leeuw
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51389
Published online: 21 February 2022

To the Editor: With great interest we read the article by Weise and colleagues,1 which presents the results of a retrospective cohort study that found higher age‐standardised rates of potentially preventable hospitalisation in people with intellectual disability in New South Wales compared with the general NSW population. Given the great health inequality of people with intellectual disability, we acknowledge the authors’ effort to conduct this valuable study. However, after reading the article, we were left with two questions.

  • Karel L Wel
  • Lydia Kleinjan
  • Marleen J Leeuw

  • Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL‐ZH, Netherlands


Correspondence: m.j.deleeuw@erasmusmc.nl

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