Letters “Case finding” in dementia

UK policy on dementia is to drive up diagnosis rates by whatever means

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5629 (Published 17 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5629
  1. Martin D Brunet, general practitioner1
  1. 1Binscombe Medical Centre, Godalming GU7 3PR, UK
  1. martin{at}binscombe.net

McCartney is right that policy makers have used the term case finding as a way to avoid the evidence base needed for a screening programme.1 Achieving an agreed definition of case finding certainly needs to be a priority, but UK policy on dementia has now taken the route of …

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