Quality of primary palliative care for older people with mild and severe dementia: an international mortality follow-back study using quality indicators.

Last updated on 29-1-2019 by Sarah Moreels

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Abstract:

Background: measuring the quality of primary palliative care for older people with dementia in different countries is important to identify areas where improvements can be made. Objective: using quality indicators (QIs), we systematically investigated the overall quality of primary palliative care for older people with dementia in three different countries. Design/setting: a mortality follow-back survey through nation- and region-wide representative Sentinel Networks of General Practitioners (GPs) in Belgium, Italy and Spain. GPs registered all patient deaths in their practice. We app…

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