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Letters Dementia as chronic disease

Rigorous health infrastructure is needed

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1634
  1. Mahbuba Choudhury, student1,
  2. Saiji Nageshwaran, student1
  1. 1Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
  1. zchaec7{at}

Under the current general medical services (GMS) contract, clinicians are incentivised to monitor patients presenting with a selective group of common chronic diseases.1 The prevalence of dementia is lower than many of the chronic diseases assessed under the clinical domain of the Quality and Outcomes …

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