To the Editor: Motor neurone disease (MND) is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disease with a median survival of 1–3 years. It results in the death of nearly 400 Australians per year.1 The management of MND remains problematic, tending to be offered in a heterogeneous and ad-hoc fashion across Australia. This heterogeneity arises in part from a lack of understanding of the aetiology of the disease and its progression in different patients,2 the absence of established guidelines for standard care,3 and a lack of concentrated experience among medical practitioners, nursing and allied health care workers in treating patients with MND.
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