EBC’s RETHINKING MS project results have been published in the Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disease that can lead to severe disability. It is one of the most prevalent causes of disability in young adults
in the world. Over 1,000,000 people are affected across Europe. Management strategies include DMTs, symptomatic treatment and lifestyle interventions-all of which must be tailored to the individual with MS in order to be effective. The project RETHINKING MS was initiated in 2018 , calling for change in MS care.
The study’s research included data mapping, expert interviews and national roundtable discussions utilising the care pathway concept and the result of the literature search. The care pathway implies an integrated care framework. A series of clinical and patient-oriented benchmarks along the care process were developed, focusing on multidisciplinary, timely, integrated care as a key area which has been identified amongst the priorities for policy action to meet the needs of people living with MS.