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Salud Pública de México

versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634

Resumen

BERNAL-CELESTINO, Rubén José; LEON-HURTADO, David  y  MARTINEZ-LEAL, Rafael. Hospital admissions and morbidity in people with intellectual developmental disorders. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2017, vol.59, n.4, pp.408-415. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/8202.

Objective:

People with intellectual developmental disorders (IDD) have worse health statuses in comparison with general population. The objective of this paper is to compare access and hospital morbimortality in people with IDD and general population.

Material and methods:

We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional analytical study and analyzed data on admissions and discharges between IDD patients and the rest of them, in Ciudad Real, España.

Results:

Out of 51 325 hospital admissions, 441 (0.9%) belonged to the group of persons with IDD. The IDD group had fewer programmed hospitalization than the general population and fewer surgical interventions. They presented more admissions for mental disorders and respiratory system diseases.

Conclusions:

The data presented confirm TDI population have different patterns of disease. Furthermore, this study reveal potential difficulties in access to health care in this population.

Palabras llave : intellectual disability; hospitalization; morbidity; hospital mortality; healthcare disparities; health status indicators.

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