Effectiveness of collaborative care for older adults with Alzheimer disease in primary care: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Effectiveness of collaborative care for older adults with Alzheimer disease in primary care: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Christopher M. Callahan and Malaz A. Boustani and Frederick W. Unverzagt and Mary Guerriero Austrom and Teresa M. Damush and Anthony J. Perkins and Bridget A. Fultz and Siu L. Hui and Steven R. Counsell and Hugh C Hendrie},
  volume={295 18},
CONTEXT Most older adults with dementia will be cared for by primary care physicians, but the primary care practice environment presents important challenges to providing quality care. OBJECTIVE To test the effectiveness of a collaborative care model to improve the quality of care for patients with Alzheimer disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Controlled clinical trial of 153 older adults with Alzheimer disease and their caregivers who were randomized by physician to receive… 

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