Epidemiology and out-patient care in Parkinson’s disease — Results from a pilot-study in Northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein)
An attempt was made to estimate prevalence on Parkinsonism using consultation rates in physicians’ practices in a two-step, one-phasic pilot study in a rural-urban area of Northern Germany. Though participation of physicians was low, reported rates for Parkinsonian patients (183/100 000) were in the range yielded in comparable areas, but by different methodology. Only 64% of a large subsample of patients used L-Dopa preparations for therapy. Confirming previous results the objective records of doctors and the subjective notices of patients regarding disease state showed considerable differences in several important items.
KeywordsFederal Republic Comparable Area Consultation Rate Personal Group Objective Record
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