Medscape September 23, 2022
Two studies from different parts of the world demonstrated telehealth’s ability to increase access to care and manage symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Researchers presented their findings at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.
Serving the Underserved
One of the studies — from Kenya, Africa — documented a 2-year experience with telemedicine in a rural patient population.
Kenya suffers from a dearth of neurologists and movement disorder specialists. Most are based in the capital city of Nairobi, “leaving regions with a population of more than 30 million without access to their care,” wrote the study’s investigators. Internists with an interest in neurology usually manage the bulk of these patients.
Telemedicine has helped to bridge gaps...