Veterans with disabilities may be at increased risk of diseases, yet those with a disability may be less likely to receive preventive healthcare such as vaccinations and screening tests. We determined whether Veterans with a disability were less likely to receive preventive services than Veterans without a disability. We generally found that Veterans with a disability were as likely or even more likely to receive preventive healthcare services. Among Veterans, having a disability did not appear to be a barrier to receiving appropriate preventive healthcare.
Volume 49 Number 3, 2012
Pages 339 — 350
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