Quality Improvement in Neurology: Dementia Management Quality Measures

Product Type : Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Editors : Germaine Odenheimer; Soo Borson; Amy E. Sanders; Rebecca J. Swain-Eng; Helen H. Kyomen; Samantha ierney; Laura Gitlin; Mary Ann Forciea; John Absher; Joseph Shega; Jerry Johnson


This executive summary (full manuscript available at reports on a new measurement set for dementia management developed by an interdisciplinary Dementia Measures Work Group representing the major national organizations and advocacy organizations concerned with the care of individuals with dementia. The American Academy of Neurology, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Medical Directors Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement led this effort. This article provides a brief synopsis of why major reforms in healthcare design and delivery are needed to achieve substantive improvements in the quality of care and lists the final measures approved for publication, dissemination, and implementation.


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