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Patients need coordinated care. Pilot launch possible in the fall

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published April 11, 2023 11:13

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It is possible that a pilot for coordinated care for patients with Parkinson's disease will begin later this year, in the fall. The health ministry has revisited a project that has been waiting as long as five years for implementation. - We would like there to be a coherent system of networks of centers that would offer a clear patient pathway, says Prof. Jaroslaw Slawek of the Medical University of Gdansk.

MINISTRY PULLS PROJECT OUT OF DRAWER

The first model for piloting coordinated care for patients with Parkinson's disease was prepared by the Polish Neurological Society in 2018. It lay in a ministerial drawer until early 2023, when the health ministry commissioned the Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Tarification to develop the pilot, along with a valuation of the benefit. That work is expected to last until May.

- This is a very complex issue, especially when we consider the specifics of Parkinson's disease, with which patients live 20 or 30 years. The offer of a comprehensive program must therefore be tailored to the different stages of the disease, the different degrees of progression and the different treatment methods that change over the course of the patient's life, says Prof. Jaroslaw Slawek.

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