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Letters Health inequalities

Reducing inequalities and inequities for patients with intellectual disabilities

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 01 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1334
  1. Bernadette Flood, pharmacist
  1. Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services, Dublin D15 DH6F, Republic of Ireland
  1. bernadette.flood{at}

Abbasi talks about the social determinants of health inequalities.1 Inequalities and inequities in health and healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities have been of longstanding concern.234

Equality and equity are related concepts—inequities arise when care of an equal quality is not provided. Across every indicator of …

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