Creating Better Systems Of Care For Patients With Disabilities

U.S. adults with disabilities often have difficulty locating accessible providers with expertise in their conditions. Compared with other Americans, adults with disabilities receive less preventive care, have a higher incidence of chronic conditions, and visit the hospital and emergency department more often — leading to much higher health care spending. A new Commonwealth Fund report highlights model health plans and clinics around the U.S. that focus on preventing and identifying complications; seek to engage patients and earn their trust; and integrate long-term services and supports to promote independence and social inclusion.

The report can be obtained at