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February 2015

Planning the Future of Neurology: Crisis or Opportunity

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2The Alerion Institute and Alerion Advisors, LLC, North Garden, Virginia
  • 3Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(2):141-142. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.3448

Perennially, senior observers discuss the forces affecting neurology and their impact (real or imagined) on science, clinical practice, training, economics, and the people required to deliver the best care.1-3 The thrust of these commentaries is that although neurology reflects the general pressures facing US academic medical institutions (and the tensions within them), our specialty must confront fundamental questions about our value and sustainability. Indeed, neurology is a microcosm of all current uncertainties in medicine.

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