Reasons for underutilisation of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's Disease (PD): a clinical survey

A. Hochreiter, J. Mauerer, A. Janzen, J. Schlaier, A. Brawanski & M. Lange
Objective: It is estimated that 10–15% of PD-patients are DBS-candidates, although only about 10% of those DBS-eligible patients with advanced PD are referred to specialised centres. The objective of this survey was to unmask unrealistic fears and prejudices concerning DBS in patients[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]