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Perspectives on Parkinson Disease Care in Dutch Nursing Homes.

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J Am Med Dir Assoc 2014 Jun;

Authors: Anouke van Rumund, Nico Weerkamp, Gerrit Tissingh, Sytse U Zuidema, Raymond T Koopmans, Marten Munneke, Petra J E Poels, Bastiaan R Bloem

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex and disabling disorder. Ultimately, 20% to 40% of patients are admitted to a nursing home, and neurologists often lose track of these patients. Care and treatment of these institutionalized patients have not been addressed comprehensively, but anecdotal reports suggest it is suboptimal. We conducted a qualitative study to analyze the quality of PD care in Dutch nursing homes from the perspective of residents, caregivers, and health care workers.

PMID: 24984788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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