What is included in the ongoing outpatient care of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Ryan O Stephenson, DO  more...
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Coordinate care in the outpatient setting with a multidisciplinary team to provide the patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with timely interventions appropriate for his or her current and upcoming needs.

Visits with the physiatrist should include a thorough history and repeat clinical examination to monitor the patient's disease progression.

At each visit, discuss code status, as studies have shown that patient preferences regarding code status may change within a 6-month period because of changes in physical functioning and increased medical needs.


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