Why Are Australians with Intellectual Disability Dying Avoidable Deaths?

A 2017 study by UNSW researchers, found that Australians with intellectual disability are dying from avoidable deaths at twice the rate of the general population.

Their research also found that a total of 732 Australian adults with intellectual disability died in NSW over 6 years, could have been avoided with more appropriate health care and monitoring.

This afternoon, UNSW is hosting the panel event, ‘Dying For Change’, to discuss their research and options for the future.

Senior Advocate of the Council of Intellectual Disability, Jim Simpson, spoke to The Daily regarding their urgent push for a federal government inquiry.



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