The first Move for Change online survey determined whether the first two points of the 1997 Charter
– that people with Parkinson's should
“be referred to a doctor with a special interest in Parkinson’s” and that they should
“receive an accurate diagnosis” – are actually being met across Europe. This survey went live in April 2010 and closed at the end of October that year.
Consistent findings across the 35 countries surveyed revealed that:
- only a minority of patients (12%) were actually referred to a Parkinson’s expert for their diagnosis