Research Article

Role of general practitioners in the care of disabled young adults.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986; 293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.293.6551.859 (Published 04 October 1986) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986;293:859
  1. F S Brimblecombe,
  2. D L Kuh,
  3. C J Lawrence,
  4. R C Smith

    Abstract

    Services for handicapped children end when these patients become young adults. In the Exeter Health Authority district 383 disabled young adults were interviewed about their unmet needs. Many wished for advice and counselling. A quarter had not visited their general practitioner in the previous year, and two thirds of these had not had a general assessment or seen a specialist.