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Local services 

Local services
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Local services
Author(s):

John Zajicek

, Jennifer Freeman

, and Bernadette Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569831.003.0024
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date: 23 October 2019

Inpatient hospital rehabilitation/care 232

Outpatient rehabilitation services 234

Community based services 236

Services provided by charitably funded local branches of the MS Society 238

Care within a hospital setting may be required when the person is experiencing an acute episode of neurological symptoms, during which time they often receive a course of high-dose intravenous corticosteroids. Although the majority of relapses resolve completely, up to 40% may leave some residual problems. Therefore while steroids might hasten the role of recovery from a relapse, there is also a role for the multidisciplinary team in helping to manage any residual deficit. There is now evidence available demonstrating that multidisciplinary team intervention provided alongside steroid treatment provides better functional outcomes compared to steroid treatment alone....

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