Comprehensive care is the coordinated delivery of health care that is aligned to the person’s goals of care and healthcare needs, with consideration of the effect of the person’s health issues on their life and wellbeing, and is clinically appropriate. Focusing on comprehensive care strategies, this fact sheet provides information to support clinicians to provide better health care to people with intellectual disability.
It is part of a series of fact sheets for health service organisations. The aim of the fact sheets is to support improvement in the quality of health care for people with intellectual disability. Reflective questions and suggested strategies are linked to actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) Standards.