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MND Audit

This was a retrospective audit of 30 patients over an 8 month period from September 2014 to July 2015 with Motor Neurone Disease on referral request or in the OPINION. The purpose of the Audit was to review practice at the Clinical Neurophysiology Department in Glasgow and result patterns of EMG/NCS for patients with suspected MND. In addition, the aim was to check compliance with MND Quality Standards for Scotland regarding access to neurophysiology. This included a review waiting times for electrodiagnostic tests from when the referral was received to when the study was performed and the waiting times for Neurology review post investigations. We were also interested in how helpful neurophysiology was, i.e. how many studies were confirmatory and whether having 2 or 3 studies made a difference. The audit process looked at the quality/uniformity of EMG studies i.e. number of body regions done and whether this included bulbar and/or paraspinal muscles. As a result of the Audit we have improved the MND pathway for Neurophysiology, booking MND requests into the 6 urgent Out-patient slots available each week done by the on-call Consultant.

TitleForenamesSurnameInstitutionLead AuthorPresenter
DrNatalieBirchQueen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
DrSiti AisyahYaacobSouthern General Hospital
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