Health and healthcare for people with disabilities in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anne Kavanagh, Chris Hatton, Roger J Stancliffe, Zoe Aitken, Tania King, Richard Hastings, Vaso Totsika, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Eric Emerson
Disabil Health J | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: While emerging evidence shows increased mortality from COVID-19 among people with disability, evidence regarding whether there are disability-related inequalities in health during the pandemic is lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study compares access to COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related health care and mental health of people with and without disability. METHODS: Longitudinal analysis of 12,703 adults (16-64 years) who participated in W9 (2017-2019) and the April and/or May COVID-19 special surveys of the UK Understanding Society study. Descriptive analyses and Poisson regression (adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity and financial stress) were conducted to estimate associations between di..View full abstract