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An audit of inpatient Parkinson's disease management at barnet and chase farm hospitals.
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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 84(11):e2
Authors: Sathiji Nageshwaran, Mimi Hou, Ayesha Ejaz, Sebastian Toescu, Christos Proukakis
Royal Free Hospital; Chase Farm Hospital.
As a chronic disorder Parkinson's disease (PD) is mostly managed in outpatient clinics and primary care. Admission of PD patients is often the result of complications or associated comorbid disease. A wealth of literature identifies the problems associated with inpatient PD care, in particular inadequate and untimely delivery of dopaminergic agents after admission is a recurrent problem. This was specifically noted within a recent National Patient Safety Alert and spurred the 'Get It On Time' campaign run by the Parkinson's Disease Society.
PMID: 24109042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]