Addressing Health Risks in NDIS Participants

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Australians receiving disability support services have a mortality rate 4.7 times higher than the general population. Many of these deaths are potentially avoidable, yet, alarmingly, the likelihood of dying from a potentially avoidable cause is 3.6 times higher among people living with disability.

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In 2019, the NDIS Commission facilitated a study investigating the causes of death in people receiving disability ​​supports and services, finding that many people who had died did not receive preventative healthcare measures such as vaccinations, dental check-ups, comprehensive health examinations and referrals to allied health services. All NDIS participants have the right to be in optimal physical, oral and mental health. It’s therefore the responsibility of providers to monitor participants’ health, safety and wellbeing, help them to maintain their health and assist in accessing healthcare services.


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Megan short
24 May 2022
Paul Strong
26 May 2022
Found this article to be easy to understand with direct implications for patients in my field.
Elizabeth Foley
12 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Informative and easy to read.
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Kim Mitchell
21 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Good info, stats.
Jennifer Brown
27 May 2022
Registered Nurse
This article was an excellent learning tool which encourages us as Registered Nurses to ensure we understand our special needs patients/ those with disabilities, in order to give them the best care possible and minimize risks pf death that could have been prevented
Bian Asiao
30 May 2022
Student Nurse or Midwife
An Informative article
M Hassanat
05 May 2022
Short, effective, well presented document. Very useful
Deepak sandhu
17 May 2022
Very useful
Kathy Malone
10 May 2022
Updated skills
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05 Mar 2023
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