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Using IMPrESS to guide policy change in multiple sclerosis

Tinelli, Michela ORCID: 0000-0002-8816-4389, Kanavos, Panos ORCID: 0000-0001-9518-3089, Efthymiadou, Olina, Visintin, Erica, Grimaccia, Federico and Mossman, Jean (2017) Using IMPrESS to guide policy change in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 24 (9). ISSN 1352-4585

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1352458517737388


The International MultiPlE Sclerosis Study (IMPrESS) studied the significant impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) on the health and well-being of both people with the disease and their caregivers, along with its broader socioeconomic impact. Results confirmed that there is an urgent need to achieve better outcomes for people with MS. This paper uses results from the IMPrESS to present new international evidence on the socioeconomic burden of MS and discuss the merits of a likely paradigm shift in the management of MS towards the use of better (and more accurate) diagnostic follow-up to monitor disease progression and the earlier use of disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) to achieve better clinical, quality-of-life and socioeconomic results for individuals.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 14:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:36
Funders: Hoffmann-La Roche

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