The effect of a disease management intervention on quality and outcomes of dementia care: a randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Vickrey2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of a disease management intervention on quality and outcomes of dementia care: a randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Barbara G Vickrey and Brian S. Mittman and Karen Ilene Connor and Marjorie L. Pearson and Richard D Della Penna and Theodore G Ganiats and Robert W Demonte and Joshua Chodosh and Xinping Cui and Stefanie D. Vassar and Naihua Duan and Martin Laurence Lee},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={145 10},
  pages={713-26}
}
BACKGROUND Adherence to dementia guidelines is poor despite evidence that some guideline recommendations can improve symptoms and delay institutionalization of patients. OBJECTIVE To test the effectiveness of a dementia guideline-based disease management program on quality of care and outcomes for patients with dementia. DESIGN Clinic-level, cluster randomized, controlled trial. SETTING 3 health care organizations collaborating with 3 community agencies in southern California… CONTINUE READING