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Letters Care in learning disabilities

People with disabilities are not equal from the start

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1497
  1. Joyce M Carter, consultant in public health medicine1
  1. 1Liverpool L1 4AZ
  1. joyce.carter{at}

    The ombudsman’s report on complaints about the care of six people with learning disabilities who died while in hospital1 says that their treatment was “a shocking indictment of services which profess to value individuals and to personalise services according to individual need.” It also says that they were treated “less …

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