Health Care Utilisation
The majority of IDS-TILDA participants continued to access health services using a medical or GP card
Private health insurance was low for people with an intellectual disability at 0.5% compared with 35.0% reported for the TILDA population.
There was a trend for increased health service use demonstrated by increases in emergency department admissions, GP use, outpatient appointments and hospital admissions.
There were increases in the percentage of participants reporting accessing health screening services including prostate cancer checks and breast checks.
There was a much higher rate of flu vaccinations for the ID population (90.9% compared with 47.5% for the older general population).