Letters Target diagnosis rates in primary care

“Undiagnosing” dementia

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h290 (Published 20 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h290
  1. Peter J Gordon, locum NHS psychiatrist for older adults1
  1. 1Bridge of Allan FK9 4AX, UK
  1. petermossgrove{at}gmail.com

Brunet raises the difficult subject of “undiagnosis.”1

Scotland, long before England, had a financially incentivised target for “early diagnosis” of dementia. This was HEAT target 4, which was set for all 12 NHS boards deployed at secondary rather than primary care …

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