AAIC 2017: Shortage of neurologists in US revealed

Written by Rosalind Hill, Future Science Group

Data reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017, 16– 20 July) in London (UK) today have revealed regional shortages of neurologists across the United States, as well as a rapid increase in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. The states with the most significant projected gap between the available workforce and the health needs of patients with AD and other dementias in 2025 were: Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota and Oklahoma. The research, carried out by Neurocern, Inc., an aging and caregiving technology start-up, highlights ‘the important of neurology education for clinicians, enabling them to have...

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