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PRIMIS Dementia Case Finder

PRIMIS

£60.00

Description

The Dementia Case Finder audit tool will help practices meet the increase in available QOF points for managing dementia for 2015/16.

This audit tool is designed to help identify patients who have dementia but do not have a recorded diagnosis (as highlighted by the Read codes in the QOF specification), thereby improving the accuracy of the practice register for dementia.

The price of £60.00 includes VAT at 20% and is for one 12 month licence.

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Detailed Description

The number of points available within the QOF for managing dementia is being increased from 20 to 50 (out of the total available 559) for 2015/16. This increase has occurred after the General Practitioners Committee and NHS Employers agreed to ‘retire’ certain CKD and coronary heart disease indicators.

This audit tool can help practices by:

  • helping to increase QOF points through identification of patients that should be added to a QOF disease register
  • identifying patients with dementia but without a recorded diagnosis

The audit tool does not search for patients who might be at risk of going on to develop dementia, based on other medical circumstances: it identifies patients who are either currently on dementia-specific medication or have Read codes used in the specific management of dementia including diagnostic terms outside of QOF. It does not currently look for diagnoses associated with neurological diseases of childhood that can be associated with dementia-like syndromes.

The Dementia Case Finder audit tool is usually only available as part of full PRIMIS Hub membership. See 'Become a member' for more information.

Terms and Conditions

  • licenced users must be basic members of PRIMIS Hub
  • purchase of the audit tool does not include any email or telephone support or access to any other audits or benefits associated with PRIMIS Hub full membership

If you are unable to purchase via card please email enquiries@primis.nottingham.ac.uk and your order will be manually processed and invoiced.

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