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United Kingdom needs to double the number of neurologists

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1508
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The number of neurologists in the United Kingdom needs to double if patients are to receive an adequate service, leading specialists said last week.

    The United Kingdom, with only 358 neurologists, lags behind the United States and most European countries in terms of the proportion of neurologists in the population. About a third of patients admitted to hospital who could benefit from seeing a neurologist do not see one until after they have been discharged, said Professor …

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