Compared with people without disability, people aged 15-64 years with severe or profound disability were:
* 10 times more likely to have check-ups with general practitioners (GPs)
at least once a month (29% versus 3%)
* 3.5 times more likely to consult specialist doctors in the 12 months before the survey period 2007-08 (56% versus 16%)
* 5 times more likely to consult both specialist doctors and other health professionals in the 12 months before the survey period 2007-08 (41% versus 8%).
The high use of health professional services was particularly related to services provided by specialist doctors, occupational therapists, and social workers or welfare workers.