A study of patients living in institutes may bias the findings

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.126 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:126
  1. John M Starr
  1. Senior registrar in geriatric medicine Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 0HS

    EDITOR,--Alewijn Ott and colleagues report their estimates of the prevalence of dementia in a suburb of Rotterdam and state that the fact that 27% of the potential population was unscreened was likely to lead to an underestimate of the …

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