Parkinson's Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative

ID#: NCT01629043

Age: Birth - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: No

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: July 01, 2009

Contact Information:
James Beck, PhD
Fernando Cubillos, MD
Summary: In a recent study it was found that neurologist care for Parkinson's provides a 20% reduction in nursing home placement, hip fracture, and death (Willis 2011). However, as the authors recognized, the investigators don't know what it is about expert care that delivers this benefit. The Parkinson's Foundation's Quality Improvement Initiative was designed to identify the components of great care that yield great outcomes. By capturing demographics, clinical interventions and outcomes over time from multiple centers across the U.S, Canada and internationally, the best care practices from different clinics and different healthcare systems will be analyzed.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson's disease receiving medical care for the diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease at any of the participating Centers.

Exclusion Criteria: Patients who are not willing or won't be able to give written informed consent.