The question of prognosis, the editors of this book state, comes up frequently with patients and physicians and in medical-legal situations, hence this "compendium of neurological disorders from the viewpoint of prognosis." The book has 43 chapters contributed by 79 authors from the United States and Canada.
Part 1 contains chapters on ethical, psychological, and medical-legal aspects of prognosticating in neurological disorders. There is also a chapter on economic outcomes of health care. Parts 2 through 12 cover major disease groups, including cerebrovascular; cranial nerves and brainstem; pain; infections; inflammatory diseases; trauma; neoplasms; neuromuscular diseases; metabolic, toxic, degenerative, and paroxysmal disorders; congenital and genetic disorders; and disorders associated with pregnancy.