Caring for People with a Mental Disability at Home: Australian Carers’ Perceptions of Service Provision
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This study investigates carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance received by comparing two populations: those with a mental disability and those with a physical disability in Australia by using data representing 12.5% of the total population. This very large sample provides robust evidence for the study's findings. Of those caring for individuals with severe core disabilities, 21.6% of those with a mental disability compared to only 8.3% of carers of those with a physical disability reported inadequate service assistance. Greater involvement of consumers and their families in health care service planning will provide opportunities to deliver more appropriate services and enhance equities within this sector.
Community Mental Health Journal
Copyright 2008 Springer Netherlands. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com