The Future of Neurology

W. David Freeman, Kenneth A. Vatz

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Abstract

For the past 200 years, neurology has been deeply rooted in the history and neurologic examination, but 21st century advances in neurosurgery, endovascular techniques, and neuropathology, and an explosion in basic neuroscience research and neuroimaging have added exciting new dimensions to the field. Neurology residency training programs face intense governmental regulatory changes and economic pressures, making it difficult to predict the number of neurology residents being trained for the future. The future job outlook for neurologists in the United States, based on recent survey and trends, suggests an increased demand because of the prevalence of neurologic diseases within the aging population, particularly in underserved urban and rural areas. Telemedicine and "teleconsultation" offer a potential solution to bringing virtual subspecialists to underserved areas. The future for neurology and neuroscience research in the United States remains a high priority according to the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke, but this may be affected in the long run by budgetary constraints and a growing deficit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-561
Number of pages25
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

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Neurology
Neurosciences
Nervous System Diseases
Remote Consultation
Endovascular Procedures
Explosions
Telemedicine
Neurologic Examination
Neurosurgery
Internship and Residency
Research
Neuroimaging
History
Stroke
Economics
Education
Pressure
Population

Keywords

  • Education
  • Future
  • Neurohospitalist
  • Neurointensivists
  • Neurology workforce
  • Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Freeman, W. D., & Vatz, K. A. (2010). The Future of Neurology. Neurologic Clinics, 28(2), 537-561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2009.11.006

The Future of Neurology. / Freeman, W. David; Vatz, Kenneth A.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 28, No. 2, 05.2010, p. 537-561.

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Freeman, WD & Vatz, KA 2010, 'The Future of Neurology', Neurologic Clinics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 537-561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2009.11.006
Freeman, W. David ; Vatz, Kenneth A. / The Future of Neurology. In: Neurologic Clinics. 2010 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 537-561.
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