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Editorial Disability and Rehabilitation, 2011; 33(17–18): 1491–1492 On 9 June 2011, the World Health Organization, between rehabilitation needs, receipt of services, together with the World Bank, launched the first- health outcomes, and costs. Research is needed on ever World report on disability at the United Nations in the long term outcomes of rehabilitation, and on the New York. Over 370 experts have contributed to the effect on families and communities, in order to help document, which reviews the global literature on justify increased expenditure on rehabilitation ser- disability, need and unmet need, barriers, and ways vices. Access to research findings, in the form of of addressing barriers. Each of the chapters - on data, evidence-based guidelines on cost-effective rehabili- health, rehabilitation, assistance and support, envir- tation measures is also required, particularly in low onments, education and employment - makes and middle income countries. recommendations, and the whole report concludes Overall, the World report on disability is a tremen- with cross cutting recommendations to promote dous opportunity to raise the profile of disability and quality of life and participation of persons with rehabilitation across the world, and to encourage disabilities. It is hoped that the World report will governments to devote http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disability & Rehabilitation Taylor & Francis

Editorial

Disability & Rehabilitation , Volume 33 (17-18): 2 – Jan 1, 2011
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2011 Informa UK, Ltd.
ISSN
1464-5165
eISSN
0963-8288
DOI
10.3109/09638288.2011.590392
pmid
21780912
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Abstract

Disability and Rehabilitation, 2011; 33(17–18): 1491–1492 On 9 June 2011, the World Health Organization, between rehabilitation needs, receipt of services, together with the World Bank, launched the first- health outcomes, and costs. Research is needed on ever World report on disability at the United Nations in the long term outcomes of rehabilitation, and on the New York. Over 370 experts have contributed to the effect on families and communities, in order to help document, which reviews the global literature on justify increased expenditure on rehabilitation ser- disability, need and unmet need, barriers, and ways vices. Access to research findings, in the form of of addressing barriers. Each of the chapters - on data, evidence-based guidelines on cost-effective rehabili- health, rehabilitation, assistance and support, envir- tation measures is also required, particularly in low onments, education and employment - makes and middle income countries. recommendations, and the whole report concludes Overall, the World report on disability is a tremen- with cross cutting recommendations to promote dous opportunity to raise the profile of disability and quality of life and participation of persons with rehabilitation across the world, and to encourage disabilities. It is hoped that the World report will governments to devote

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

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