Quality Improvement in Neurology: Dementia Management Quality Measures

Product Type : Guidelines, Recommendations & Position Statements
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



These recommendations published by The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) incorporate data obtained from a literature review of the most recent studies available at the time. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These Recommendations are intended for general information only, are not medical advice, and do not replace professional medical care and physician advice, which always should be sought for any specific condition.


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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