Outpatient palliative care versus standard care in individuals with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders (PDRD) had improved quality of life (QoL) when provided with outpatient palliative care (PC) administered by a neurologist, social worker, chaplain, and nurse compared to standard care (neurologist and primary care practitioner).

Why this matters

    Outpatient PC should be integrated into the standard care of those with PDRD and has the potential to improve QoL, especially among those underserved by current models of care.