Commentary: Beyond Educational Initiatives: How Can We Change Health Care to Improve the Health of Persons With Disabilities?

ArticleinAcademic medicine: journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 86(9):1069-70 · September 2011with4 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.93 · DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182263429 · Source: PubMed


    Minihan and colleagues discuss necessary elements of an educational program to instruct generalist physicians in the care of individuals with disabilities. To support these physicians adequately in practice will require significant adaptations of health care financing, recognition of the unique medical needs of persons with disabilities, and efficient utilization of experienced clinical resources. The author outlines what remains to be addressed in the pursuit of better health for patients with disabilities as the U.S. health care system evolves.