Measuring the Extent and Impact of Disease Sub-Specialization Among Neurologists in the U.S.

Some physicians specialize in treating particular diseases within their specialty. This sub-specialization presumably allows for better quality care and outcomes, but the full range of consequences based on this construct are not well understood. The research objective was to examine Medicare claims to understand the degree and impact of sub-specialization among neurologists, focusing on treaters of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Authors

Miyasato G, Nerurkar J, Clare B, Jiang S, Clapham C, Wang T, Tao R, Yajima M

Journal

ISPOR Meeting, May 2018

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