1 “Improving clinical cognitive testing” K.R. Daffner et al, neurology 2015 Sep 8;85(10):910-918.
2 “Model-based truncation of cognitive test batteries to minimize assessment time and information loss R. Dotsch, S. Vermeent, L. Klaming, J. Miller, B. Schmand. submitted for presentation at AAN2019
3 An online survey of 75 US-based neurologists, conducted by MarkTech Group, revealed that the average waiting time for a neuropsychological evaluation is 7.6 weeks.
4, 6 “The Workforce Task Force report: clinical implications for neurology”: Neurology. 2013 Jul 30;81(5):479-86. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31829d8783. Epub 2013 Jun 19.
5 75 US-based neurologists were asked; “For what percentage of all your patients do you currently request a full neuropsychological assessment?” The average of all responses was 13%. They were then asked, “In an ideal world which percentage of all your patients would you like to send for a full neuropsychological assessment?” The average of all responses was 36%.
7 As part of an online survey, 75 US-based neurologists were asked; “Considering the patients that you don’t send for a full assessment but would like to have sent, what is the primary reason for not sending?” 60% selected the answer; “A full assessment is frequently not covered by insurance and is too costly for the patient to pay.”