Survey: Majority of docs hold misconceptions about people with disabilities

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Large majority of doctors hold misconceptions about people with disabilities, survey finds

By Rebecca Sohn Feb. 1, 2021

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A new survey of U.S. doctors finds that more than 80% believe people with a significant disability have a worse quality of life than those who are not disabled, underscoring how physicians’ perceptions across specialties could negatively influence the care of the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.

In the analysis, published Monday in Health Affairs, 82% of surveyed doctors thought the quality of life [...]

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