Primary care for persons with disabilities. An overview of the problem

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 1997 May-Jun;76(3 Suppl):S2-8. doi: 10.1097/00002060-199705001-00002.


This article outlines the ongoing health care needs of people with disabilities and how organized health care, particularly primary care, often fails to address these needs in a timely fashion. The article's central argument is that managed care and the ferment present in health care today present enormous opportunities for rehabilitation providers and others to develop creative solutions to address the shortcomings of the present health care system.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disabled Persons* / rehabilitation
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Managed Care Programs
  • Primary Health Care*
  • United States