Diagnostic rates and treatment of dementia before and after launch of a national dementia policy: an observational study using English national databases

@inproceedings{Mukadam2014DiagnosticRA,
  title={Diagnostic rates and treatment of dementia before and after launch of a national dementia policy: an observational study using English national databases},
  author={Naaheed Mukadam and Gill Livingston and Khadija Rantell and Sam Rickman},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the 2009 National Dementia Strategy's (NDS) impact on dementia diagnosis and treatment. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Primary care data for England before and after launch of the NDS. PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURES We used nationally available data to estimate the trends over time in rates of dementia diagnoses recorded on the Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) in Primary Care Trusts (PCT) and antidementia medication prescriptions from 2006/2007 (the first available figures) and the… CONTINUE READING
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