Telemedicine as Effective for Parkinson’s Disease Patients as Face-to-Face Consultation

Providing specialist care through video conferencing was no less effective than in-person visits and was more convenient, study finds.

Story by The Pharmaceutical Journal

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can have difficulty accessing specialist physicians, and services vary across different locations.

In a study in Neurology (online, 16 August 2017), 195 people with PD were randomly assigned to receive usual care or four video conference consultations with a remote specialist in addition to usual care during a one-year trial.

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