Parkinson Disease: A Health Policy Perspective

Part of the successful Institute of Health Economics (IHE) book series, this handbook and ready reference adopts a unique approach in combining policy recommendations with specific treatment options for Parkinson patients. The first part of the book deals with the clinical medical, social and economical aspects of Parkinson Disease. These ten chapters include the latest diagnosis and treatment options for patients, the economical consequences, social and ethical implications and end-of life issues. The second part of the book essentially covers a large-scale case study on Parkinson in Alberta, Canada, since most of the issues discussed are relevant in all developed countries. With its strong focus on correct diagnosis and early intervention, this is an invaluable guide for clinicians and policymakers dealing with this devastating disease.

Book Series: Health Care and Disease Management

Publication Type: Books

Year of Publication: 2010

Topics: Chronic Diseases / Disorders, Diagnosis, Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Therapy

ISBN (print): 978-3-527-32779-9

ISSN: 1864-9947

Editor: Wayne Martin, Oksana Suchowersky, Katharina Kovacs Burns, Egon Jonsson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell