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Parents of people with Down's syndrome report suboptimal care

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:687
  1. Mayor Susan
  1. BMJ

    People with Down's syndrome may be receiving suboptimal care because of their condition, suggests a survey published this week by the UK Down's Syndrome Association.

    The survey of 1509 parents who belong to the association found that 28%of respondents expressed a high level of dissatisfaction with the medical care that their child had received.

    Liz Marder, consultant community paediatrician, Nottingham Community Health NHS Trust, and medical adviser to the association, said: “Incidents reported in the survey …

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