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J Intellect Disabil Res. 1999 Dec;43 ( Pt 6):497-503.

Health screening for people with intellectual disability: the New Zealand experience.

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IHC n2 Incorporated, Christchurch, New Zealand.


People with intellectual disability have considerable health needs and variable health care. The introduction of annual health screens for IHC residents in New Zealand resulted in some 73% of screened people requiring follow-up interventions. The introduction of the health screens raised a number of issues for management, staff, health professionals and clients who might subsequently be involved in an exercise of this type and magnitude. The importance of applying principles of management promoted by proponents of total quality management has been apparent throughout the whole exercise.

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