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Parkinson’s Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative


Brief Summary:

In a recent study it was found that neurologist care for Parkinson’s provides a 20% reduction
in nursing home placement, hip fracture, and death (Willis 2011). However, as the authors
recognized, the investigators don’t know what it is about expert care that delivers this
benefit. The Parkinson’s Foundation’s Quality Improvement Initiative was designed to identify
the components of great care that yield great outcomes. By capturing demographics, clinical
interventions and outcomes over time from multiple centers across the U.S, Canada and
internationally, the best care practices from different clinics and different healthcare
systems will be analyzed.


Inclusion Criteria:

– Patients diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease receiving medical care for the
diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease at any of the participating Centers.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients who are not willing or won’t be able to give written informed consent.


  • Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, Sunnyvale, California, United States, 94085
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