The role of a movement disorders clinic.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233591
Title:
The role of a movement disorders clinic.
Authors:
Yssel, J; Casey, E; O'Rourke, K; Magennis, B; Lynch, T
Citation:
The role of a movement disorders clinic. 2012, 105 (2):57-9 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233591
PubMed ID:
22455244
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22455244
Abstract:
Ireland's ageing population will result in a substantial increase in neurodegenerative disease with a projected increase in prevalence of Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) to 9,000 by 2021. There are few published audits of neurology services to assist care planning. As a first step towards evaluating future service needs for this group of patients, we audited a single tertiary referral IPD and Other Movement Disorders clinic for 2006. A total of 497 patients from all counties in Ireland were seen; 225 (59%) of patients had IPD, 32 (8.2%) had atypical parkinsonism, and 22 (5.8%) dystonia. In a subset of 275 patients, 151 (55%) were referred by GPs, 74 (27%) by other consultants, and 49 (18%) by other consultant neurologists. Diagnosis was changed in 22 (38%) and medication was adjusted in 203 (74%). A telephone survey of 50 patients demonstrated 100% satisfaction with the improved access to the clinical nurse specialist, telephone support and improved continuity of care. The IPD and Other Movement Disorders clinic provides an important local, regional, and national diagnostic and therapeutic service for complex movement disorders. It is proposed that a national registry of IPD and audit of the delivery of care to patients with movement disorders is needed.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Ambulatory Care; Ambulatory Care Facilities; Deep Brain Stimulation; Humans; Ireland; Movement Disorders; Parkinson Disease
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYssel, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMagennis, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:01:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:01:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.citationThe role of a movement disorders clinic. 2012, 105 (2):57-9 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22455244-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233591-
dc.description.abstractIreland's ageing population will result in a substantial increase in neurodegenerative disease with a projected increase in prevalence of Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) to 9,000 by 2021. There are few published audits of neurology services to assist care planning. As a first step towards evaluating future service needs for this group of patients, we audited a single tertiary referral IPD and Other Movement Disorders clinic for 2006. A total of 497 patients from all counties in Ireland were seen; 225 (59%) of patients had IPD, 32 (8.2%) had atypical parkinsonism, and 22 (5.8%) dystonia. In a subset of 275 patients, 151 (55%) were referred by GPs, 74 (27%) by other consultants, and 49 (18%) by other consultant neurologists. Diagnosis was changed in 22 (38%) and medication was adjusted in 203 (74%). A telephone survey of 50 patients demonstrated 100% satisfaction with the improved access to the clinical nurse specialist, telephone support and improved continuity of care. The IPD and Other Movement Disorders clinic provides an important local, regional, and national diagnostic and therapeutic service for complex movement disorders. It is proposed that a national registry of IPD and audit of the delivery of care to patients with movement disorders is needed.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22455244en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care-
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care Facilities-
dc.subject.meshDeep Brain Stimulation-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMovement Disorders-
dc.subject.meshParkinson Disease-
dc.titleThe role of a movement disorders clinic.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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