This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of comprehensive health assessments for people with disability. Eight high level peer reviewed studies found comprehensive health assessments to be effective in one or more outcome of interest, including identifying new health needs, managing existing needs, and providing health promotion or preventive care.  Most were conducted in primary care. In addition to examining peer reviewed studies and grey literature the authors searched over 90 national and international government and non-government agency web sites, identifying nine evaluated instruments. The Snapshot is one of three rapid reviews funded by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission examining effective strategies to improve the health of people with disabilities.

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Moore G, du Toit A, Hutchinson J, Thompson S, Gordon R, Knight A, Graham E, Davenport D. The effectiveness of comprehensive health assessments for people with a disability: an Evidence Snapshot brokered by the Sax Institute for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2021.

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