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Table 1 Neurology and specialist palliative care service information in the eight centres in the UK

From: How integrated are neurology and palliative care services? Results of a multicentre mapping exercise

Characteristics Condition Neurology service Palliative care service
Catchment area (square miles) MS Range: 39– 5,840 Range: 39 – 1,008
MND Range: 39 – 5,840
Parkinsonism Range: 39 – 6,525
Population of catchment area (number) MS Range: 142,000 – 3,500,000 Range: 235,000 – 1,398,000
MND Range: 142,000 – 3,500,000
Parkinsonism Range: 300,000 – 3,500,000
Number of patients seen annually MS Range: 457 – 5,018 (3510 outpatient + 1508 inpatient) Range: 0 - 5
MND Range: 10 - 400 Range: 9/12 - 88
Parkinsonism Range: 148 (appointments per year) – 1,558 (161 inpatients, 1397 outpatients) Range: 3 - 25
Total – not disease specific   Range: 550 – 2,298
Service provided MS Frequent clinics. Some sites nurse-led telephone helplines and home visits. Various setting; hospital, community and hospice. Most across settings
MND Clinics (focus on holistic, multi-professional service).
Parkinsonism Clinics (inclination to work multi-professionally). Some links to community
Integration of the two services MS Limited – most sites no joint visits, or formal links. Some informal relations, few sites joint clinics.
MND Joined - most sites joint visits or other (formal) relationships
Parkinsonism Limited to Mixed – most sites no joint visits or other formal relationships.
Disease dependent – best for MSA/PSP