Teleneurology and mobile technologies: the future of neurological care

@article{Dorsey2018TeleneurologyAM,
  title={Teleneurology and mobile technologies: the future of neurological care},
  author={Earl Ray Dorsey and Alistair M Glidden and Melissa Holloway and Gretchen L. Birbeck and Lee H. Schwamm},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neurology},
  year={2018},
  volume={14},
  pages={285-297}
}
Neurological disorders are the leading cause of global disability. However, for most people around the world, current neurological care is poor. In low-income countries, most individuals lack access to proper neurological care, and in high-income countries, distance and disability limit access. With the global proliferation of smartphones, teleneurology — the use of technology to provide neurological care and education remotely — has the potential to improve and increase access to care for… 

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