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World Parkinson's Disease Day

A new generation of parkinsonologists needs to be educated

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published April 11, 2023 11:15

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Only about 30 neurologists in the country specialize in caring for people with Parkinson's disease. Thanks to the Young Parkinsonologist Academy, that number could double within a year. This is significant given the unequal access to expert care for patients and the Health Ministry's plans to pilot coordinated care.

According to an announcement by the Health Ministry, a pilot of coordinated care for Parkinson's disease patients is expected to begin at selected centers around the country this fall. This is a change that doctors and patients have been calling for for years. Still unresolved, however, are significant disparities in access to specialists, largely the aftermath of a shortage of neurologists who care for Parkinson's disease patients.

- We have a great many areas in the country where the ability of patients especially to access advanced therapie...

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