Cost estimation of a health-check intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities in the UK

Renee Romeo, Martin Knapp, Jillian Morrison, Craig Melville, Linda Allan, Janet Finlayson, Sally-Ann Cooper

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Abstract

High rates of health needs among adults with intellectual disabilities flag the need for information about the economic consequences of strategies to identify and address unmet needs. Health-check interventions are one such strategy, and have been demonstrated to effect health gains over the following 12-month period. However, little is known about their effects on service use and costs, and hence how affordable such interventions are. We examined service use patterns and costs over a 12-month period for 50 adult participants with intellectual disabilities who received a health-check intervention and 50 individually matched control participants who received standard care only.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-439
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • intellectual disabilities
  • health screening
  • health economics

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