This briefing document analyses data recorded in a sample of primary care records of patients with recorded diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). It examines:
- the prevalence (number of cases) of MS in the dataset and provides an estimate for the England total in 2018
- the incidence (new cases) of MS and provides estimates for the England total for 9 financial years
- the most recent recorded smoking status of cases with and without a diagnosis of MS
This briefing is for health commissioners, clinicians and providers of services supporting patients with MS. These findings are available and presented at a national level with the intention that they are then interpreted to inform a local assessment of the needs of patients with MS and the provision of health and care services.
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