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Few GPs tell patients of their diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:536
  1. CA Vassilas, Consultant psychiatrist,
  2. J Donaldson, Medical student
  1. West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QZ
  2. St Bartholomew's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 2AD

    EDITOR—Clafferty et al have found that under half of psychiatrists inform patients with Alzheimer's disease of their diagnosis.1 We recently published a study in which 372 questionnaires were sent to GPs asking about their practice in disclosing the diagnosis of dementia to …

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