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A prospective survey of availability of neurological equipment in clinical areas in a district general hospital.
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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 84(11):e2
Authors: Richard James Ellis, Claudia Porteous, Brendan M Davies
Leighton Hospital, Crewe; University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.
Neurology has been transformed by the recent advances in imaging, most notably CT and MRI scanning, prior to the advent of these technological advances, clinical examination was relied upon to locate the lesion. The role of neurological examination in modern medicine, has been questioned by some, however as health care providers face increasing financial pressure, expensive imaging is likely to be restricted;(1) therefore clinical assessment remains paramount. A full neurological examination requires specialist equipment, which are frequently hard to locate and/or not present on general wards. It was decided that to fully appreciate this clinical problem objective evaluation should be performed.
PMID: 24109036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]