Journal article

Research priorities for health of people with disabilities: an expert opinion exercise

Mark Tomlinson, Leslie Swartz, Alana Officer, Kit Yee Chan, Igor Rudan, Shekhar Saxena

LANCET | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

International evidence shows that people with disabilities have many unmet health and rehabilitation needs, face barriers in accessing mainstream health-care services, and consequently have poor health. Inadequate specific information is available about the prevalence and patterns of health conditions of people with disabilities, effective interventions, and policy-relevant research about what works to improve health and functioning of people with disabilities. In view of the urgency of the issues at stake and scarcity of resources, research contributing to improvement of health of people with disabilities needs to be prioritised. We invited 82 stakeholders to list and score research options..

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