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Specialist clinics: a better way to care?
  1. W J Mutch
  1. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK.

    Abstract

    A questionnaire on the development of specialist clinics was distributed to the members of the Association of British Neurologists and completed by 104 members (85 consultants). Half of the respondents already ran a specialist clinic. The same proportion felt that a Parkinsonism clinic would be useful despite the fact that only 20% stated that they would run one. It is argued that specialist clinics facilitate the effective management of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, especially if supported by a specialist nurse or other appropriate staff.

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