The role and structure of the multidisciplinary team in the management of advanced Parkinson’s disease (with a focus on the use of levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel) Pedersen, S. W., Suedmeyer, M., C Liu, L. W., Domagk, D., Forbes, A., Bergmann, L., Onuk, K., & Yegin, A. (2016). The role and structure of the multidisciplinary team in the management of advanced Parkinson’s disease with a focus on the use of levodopa–carbidopa intestinal gel. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 10, 13-27. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S111369
A multidisciplinary team approach has been shown to improve the quality of life and motor function of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and for their caregivers. Research is confirming the efficacy of using a MDT approach to managing PD. This approach includes facilitating a close structured collaboration of different local health care professionals, to enable interdisciplinary exchange of learning, optimize individual treatment, carefully evaluate available treatment options, ensure treatment options are agreed on jointly with caregivers, family, and healthcare professionals. Specialists outside of neurology that offerer supportive services including speech and physical therapy can be a valuable part of this team approach. Click to read the full article
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