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The Impact of Diagnosis Targets for Long-Term Conditions: Dementia

  • Eric WolstenholmeEmail author
  • Douglas McKelvie
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Abstract

This chapter uses a model derived from project work on dementia and developed by the authors to explore how much diagnosis capacity is needed in order to achieve a target percentage of ‘people diagnosed’ of people with dementia. The target is always expressed as a ‘percentage of prevalence’. In England, the target is set at 67%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Symmetric ScenariosEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Symmetric ScenariosEdinburghUK

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