Understanding the dementia diagnosis gap in Norfolk and Suffolk: a survey of general practitioners

Margaret Fox, Chris Fox, Willie Cruickshank, Bridget Penhale, Fiona Poland, Nicholas Steel

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Abstract

The National Health Service (NHS) has announced its new target to increase the 'shockingly low dementia diagnosis rate' in England from the current level of 45% to 66% by end of March 2015. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England have committed to meeting this target. The Norfolk and Suffolk dementia diagnosis rate (DDR) is below the rate for England in some areas; across the CCGs included in this study, the average DDR was 39.9% with a standard deviation of 5.3.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-7
Number of pages7
JournalQuality in Primary Care
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Dementia
  • General Practitioners
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation
  • State Medicine

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