Caring for the developmentally disabled in the community

Aust Fam Physician. 1990 Oct;19(10):1555, 1558-63.


As deinstitutionalisation programmes take effect, more and more developmentally disabled people are living in the community. They are becoming patients of general practitioners who need to be aware of some of their special health problems. Primary care of disabled people presents particular challenges and rewards for the interested family doctor.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Community Health Services / standards*
  • Deinstitutionalization
  • Family Practice / methods*
  • Female
  • Health Services Needs and Demand*
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New South Wales