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The mental health of adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario: lessons from administrative health data


Adults with developmental disabilities have increased rates of mental illness and addiction, in addition to being more likely to experience physical health issues. This can lead to high rates of hospital and community-based healthcare. Population-based administrative health data can help in identifying the extent of problems experienced and target areas for policy and practice changes.



Lunsky Y, Balogh R, Durbin A, Selick A, Volpe T, Lin E. Healthc Q. 2018; 21(1):6-9. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

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