New study shows benefits of Parkinson's patients cared for by neurologists
Good news on the Parkinson’s disease front was announced today.
In a new study published in Neurology, results show that Parkinson’s patients who are seen by a neurologist are less likely to break a hip and less likely to be put into a nursing home.
Analyzing the records of nearly 138,000 newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients between during 2002, 58% of these Medicare patients saw neurologists between 2002 and 2005.
Washington University researcher and physician, Allison Wright Willis, participated in the study and said, “There are ways that we can help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease beyond discovering a cure and beyond discovering the cause.”
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