Source: BMC Health Services Research 14 pp. 432
Date of publication: September 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: There is evidence that people with intellectual disabilities in acute hospitals are at risk of preventable deterioration due to the reasonable adjustments that they need not being implemented. This article aimed to explore the challenges in monitoring and preventing patient safety incidents involving people with intellectual disabilities. It describes the patient safety issues that patients with intellectual disabilities in NHS acute hospitals encounter and investigates underlying contributory factors. The events leading to avoidable harm for patients with intellectual disabilities are not always recognised as safety incidents.
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