What do we know about neurological health care today?
Thanks to our improved data capture of the technology age, we know that increasing population growth and aging means that the magnitude of the global, regional, and national neurology disease-specific burden in high.
It turns out that the lack of health care professionals with the knowledge, expertise and experience to comfortably, safely and cost-effectively treat and manage neurological disorders is widespread. Studies have confirmed that current health care providers, either generalists, or specialists, have inadequate training and experience in neurology.
What do the numbers mean for health care?
In just four years from now, in the US there will be a deficit of neurologists to treat the population of approximately 20% in 2025.
Based on 2018 study (Shelly et al. 2018) in the US there is one (1) neurologist to every 26,000 people.
Furthermore, the supply demand mismatch in the United States pales in comparison to mismatch in neurologists per inhabitants globally. For example, in India, there is 1 neurologist for every 1,2500,000 inhabitants.
You don’t have to be a neurosurgeon…..
There will only be so many neurosurgeons and neurologists that are trained in the next few decades. It’s true that it will be hard, or nearly impossible to level out the supply demand mismatch for neurologists and the people that require their attention for diagnosis, treatment, health risk-management and health education.
At Neural Network Health, we have kept up with the pace of healthcare by integrating our proprietary neurological treatment platform within the context of how future health care providers need to learn the fundamentals of neurological care and patient management.
Our training solutions focus on problem-solving and structured communication about the nervous system. Our training provides relatable and actionable knowledge to out trainees that pertain to the health needs and social values of people suffering from neurological disorders.
Our training sessions are focused on the population characteristics that we have researched for several decades as well as the healthcare culture that is associated with neurological populations.
The objective of our innovative neurology training is to:
- help non-neurologists think logically about and be comfortable with starting the care pathway for people with neurological disorders.
- help future health care providers acquire the basic diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills to work with neurologists as a team, in order to provide the best care for their patients.
The goals of our innovative neurology training are:
- to help patients avoid potential distressing testing
- to deter the health care team from resorting to costly care pathways because they don’t know what they are looking for or what to do
- to help both patient and providers better cope with managing this highly prevalent neurological disorder, including cognitive and behavioral problems.
We are excited to help our partners access our contemporary brand of training in neurological health care and to make a contribution to improving how both physicians and patients understand the importance of neurological health care to our future.