‘Disabilities are not always apparent or visible’: Survey asks patients about disabilities to understand how patients view their health

Over one billion people globally experience some form of disability, yet despite having greater health needs, people with disabilities often encounter barriers to accessing care and have worse outcomes.

In a study published in Disability and Health Journal, MAP scientists Dr. Andrew Pinto and Dr. Tara Kiran examined how patients responded to being asked about disabilities as part of a routine survey and compared survey responses to data available in medical charts.

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