Adults with developmental disabilities have increased rates of mental illness and addiction, in addition to being more likely to experience physical health issues. This can lead to high rates of hospital and community-based healthcare. Population-based administrative health data can help in identifying the extent of problems experienced and target areas for policy and practice changes.
Yona Lunsky, Robert Balogh, Anna Durbin, Avra Selick, Tiziana Volpe and Elizabeth Lin
Healthcare Quarterly, 21(1) April 2018