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Access to cancer screening in people with learning disabilities in the UK: cohort study in the health improvement network, a primary care research database.

Osborn, DP; Horsfall, L; Hassiotis, A; Petersen, I; Walters, K; Nazareth, I; (2012) Access to cancer screening in people with learning disabilities in the UK: cohort study in the health improvement network, a primary care research database. PLOS One , 7 (8) , Article e43841. 10.1371/journal.pone.0043841. Green open access

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Abstract

To assess whether people with learning disability in the UK have poorer access to cancer screening.

Type: Article
Title: Access to cancer screening in people with learning disabilities in the UK: cohort study in the health improvement network, a primary care research database.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043841
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043841
Language: English
Additional information: © Osborn et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The study was commissioned by the National Health Service (NHS) Cancer Screening Programme on behalf of the Department of Health for England. (Grant reference: JP/pat/L1623.) The funder had no role in the data collection/extraction, data analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: Adult, Aged, Breast Neoplasms, Cohort Studies, Databases, Factual, Early Detection of Cancer, Female, Great Britain, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Learning Disorders, Male, Middle Aged, Primary Health Care, Time Factors, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1362909
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