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Unmet needs in multiple sclerosis: the role of community services
  1. Instituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Despite significant diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the past decades, multiple sclerosis still results, for most of the patients, in different degrees of disabilities that tend to progress over time, requiring various medical and non-medical interventions. Due to the variability in disease evolution, frequent assessments of patients' health status are necessary to provide the best management of their needs.

High quality medical care, which usually requires expensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and the patient's admissison to hospital, should be supplemented by reabilitation programmes and social interventions aimed at preventing disabilities and promoting the …

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