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Diagnostic evaluation of dementia in the secondary health care sector

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Diagnostic evaluation of dementia in the secondary health care sector. / Phung, Thien Kieu Thi; Andersen, Birgitte Bo; Kessing, Lars Vedel; Mortensen, Preben Bo; Waldemar, Gunhild; Phung, Thien Kieu Thi; Andersen, Birgitte Bo; Kessing, Lars Vedel; Mortensen, Preben Bo; Waldemar, Gunhild.

I: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Bind 27, Nr. 6, 2009, s. 534-42.

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Phung, TKT, Andersen, BB, Kessing, LV, Mortensen, PB, Waldemar, G, Phung, TKT, Andersen, BB, Kessing, LV, Mortensen, PB & Waldemar, G 2009, 'Diagnostic evaluation of dementia in the secondary health care sector', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, bind 27, nr. 6, s. 534-42. https://doi.org/10.1159/000223664, https://doi.org/10.1159/000223664

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Phung, T. K. T., Andersen, B. B., Kessing, L. V., Mortensen, P. B., Waldemar, G., Phung, T. K. T., Andersen, B. B., Kessing, L. V., Mortensen, P. B., & Waldemar, G. (2009). Diagnostic evaluation of dementia in the secondary health care sector. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 27(6), 534-42. https://doi.org/10.1159/000223664, https://doi.org/10.1159/000223664

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Phung TKT, Andersen BB, Kessing LV, Mortensen PB, Waldemar G, Phung TKT o.a. Diagnostic evaluation of dementia in the secondary health care sector. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 2009;27(6):534-42. https://doi.org/10.1159/000223664, https://doi.org/10.1159/000223664

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Phung, Thien Kieu Thi ; Andersen, Birgitte Bo ; Kessing, Lars Vedel ; Mortensen, Preben Bo ; Waldemar, Gunhild ; Phung, Thien Kieu Thi ; Andersen, Birgitte Bo ; Kessing, Lars Vedel ; Mortensen, Preben Bo ; Waldemar, Gunhild. / Diagnostic evaluation of dementia in the secondary health care sector. I: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 2009 ; Bind 27, Nr. 6. s. 534-42.

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abstract = "BACKGROUND: We conducted a nationwide registry-based study of the quality of diagnostic evaluation for dementia in the secondary health care sector. METHOD: Two hundred patients were randomly selected from the patient population (4,682 patients) registered for the first time with a dementia diagnosis in the nationwide hospital registries during the last 6 months of 2003. Through medical record review, we evaluated the completeness of the work-up on which the dementia diagnosis was based, using evidence-based dementia guidelines as reference standards. RESULTS: Satisfactory or acceptable completion of the basic dementia work-up was documented in 51.3% of the patients. Only 11.5% of those with unsatisfactory work-up were referred to follow-up investigations. Dementia syndrome was confirmed in 88.5% of the cases, but correct subtypes were diagnosed in only 35.1%. CONCLUSION: The adherence to clinical guidelines concerning dementia work-up is inadequate in the secondary health care sector. Our findings call for improvement in the organization of clinical dementia care, for education of specialists and for changes in attitude towards making a diagnosis of dementia.",
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AU - Phung, Thien Kieu Thi

AU - Andersen, Birgitte Bo

AU - Kessing, Lars Vedel

AU - Mortensen, Preben Bo

AU - Waldemar, Gunhild

AU - Phung, Thien Kieu Thi

AU - Andersen, Birgitte Bo

AU - Kessing, Lars Vedel

AU - Mortensen, Preben Bo

AU - Waldemar, Gunhild

N1 - Keywords: Aged; Alzheimer Disease; Cognition; Delivery of Health Care; Dementia; Denmark; Guidelines as Topic; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Medical Records; Neuropsychological Tests; Reference Standards; Registries; Reproducibility of Results; Specialization; Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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N2 - BACKGROUND: We conducted a nationwide registry-based study of the quality of diagnostic evaluation for dementia in the secondary health care sector. METHOD: Two hundred patients were randomly selected from the patient population (4,682 patients) registered for the first time with a dementia diagnosis in the nationwide hospital registries during the last 6 months of 2003. Through medical record review, we evaluated the completeness of the work-up on which the dementia diagnosis was based, using evidence-based dementia guidelines as reference standards. RESULTS: Satisfactory or acceptable completion of the basic dementia work-up was documented in 51.3% of the patients. Only 11.5% of those with unsatisfactory work-up were referred to follow-up investigations. Dementia syndrome was confirmed in 88.5% of the cases, but correct subtypes were diagnosed in only 35.1%. CONCLUSION: The adherence to clinical guidelines concerning dementia work-up is inadequate in the secondary health care sector. Our findings call for improvement in the organization of clinical dementia care, for education of specialists and for changes in attitude towards making a diagnosis of dementia.

AB - BACKGROUND: We conducted a nationwide registry-based study of the quality of diagnostic evaluation for dementia in the secondary health care sector. METHOD: Two hundred patients were randomly selected from the patient population (4,682 patients) registered for the first time with a dementia diagnosis in the nationwide hospital registries during the last 6 months of 2003. Through medical record review, we evaluated the completeness of the work-up on which the dementia diagnosis was based, using evidence-based dementia guidelines as reference standards. RESULTS: Satisfactory or acceptable completion of the basic dementia work-up was documented in 51.3% of the patients. Only 11.5% of those with unsatisfactory work-up were referred to follow-up investigations. Dementia syndrome was confirmed in 88.5% of the cases, but correct subtypes were diagnosed in only 35.1%. CONCLUSION: The adherence to clinical guidelines concerning dementia work-up is inadequate in the secondary health care sector. Our findings call for improvement in the organization of clinical dementia care, for education of specialists and for changes in attitude towards making a diagnosis of dementia.

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