Angie Fertig

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OBJECTIVES To determine the extent to which variation in rates of referral among general practitioners may be explained by inappropriate referrals and to estimate the effect of implementing referral guidelines. SETTING Practices within Cambridge Health Authority and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Data on practice referral rates(More)
General practitioners are often reluctant to administer brief cognitive tests, and to question the relatives of patients who appear to be demented, for fear of causing distress. Diagnoses of dementia are therefore often based on guesswork, and non-demented patients may be rated as cognitively impaired in error. A randomly selected sample of 174 general(More)
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