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Med J Aust. 2001 Jun 18;174(12):653-8.

Neurological disability and neurological rehabilitation.

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Department of Neurology, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.


Evidence is increasing that neurorehabilitation lessens patient disability and improves quality of life in both acute and chronic neurological conditions. A focused, multidisciplinary team approach is the key to a successful rehabilitation outcome. The general practitioner will be more closely involved in the rehabilitation process in the future. Patients will be discharged home earlier to complete the acute rehabilitation program. GPs will supervise function over the long term and activate community rehabilitation resources when necessary to maintain patient function. Ideally, rehabilitation services should be available for most patients with neurological disorders, as it is difficult to predict which individual patients will not benefit.

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