Patients: Referral Patterns

  • A. J. Larner


This chapter examines referral patterns to a dedicated neurology-led cognitive disorders clinic located in a secondary care setting in terms of the numbers of patients seen over the period 2002–2016, referral sources (primary and secondary care), patient characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity, social class, handedness) and casemix in terms of diagnosis. Although referral numbers have increased over the 15-year period, the proportion receiving a diagnosis of dementia has fallen, which may indicate the persistence of a dementia diagnosis gap.


Dementia Demographics Diagnosis Referral patterns 


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  • A. J. Larner
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  1. 1.Cognitive Function ClinicWalton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLiverpoolUK

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