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Disabled Have Worst Outcomes and Access to Care

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by Lisa Rapaport

People with disabilities may have less access to care and worse health outcomes than individuals without physical or mental challenges, two recent studies suggest.

One study found that people with disabilities in the UK have worse access to care largely due to struggles with transportation, costs and long waiting lists for appointments. The other study was done in the U.S. state of Ohio and found people with disabilities were more likely to have unmet medical needs and less likely than others to have a primary care physician.

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