Document Download: Report on Global Neuro-specialists


Disorders of the nervous system make up a large proportion of the global burden of disease (WFN Task Force, 2001). The distribution and availability of neurological expertise world wide is not known. The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Management Committee appointed a Task Force on Neurological Services to compile a summary of the impact of neurological disorders world wide, and an estimate of the numbers, distribution, and training of neurologists. Because neurosurgeons and/or psychiatrists also provide care for those with neurological disorders in many countries, numbers of these physicians were also gathered.

Published: 15 May 2001



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