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This database contains 4 studies, archived under the term: "family practice"

Ageing in general practice (AGP) trial: a cluster randomised trial to examine the effectiveness of peer education on GP diagnostic assessment and management of dementia

Background: Dementia is increasing in prevalence as the population ages. An earlier rather than later diagnosis allows persons with dementia and their families to plan ahead and access appropriate management. However, most diagnoses are made by general practitioners (GPs) later in the course of the disease and are associated with management that is poorly adherent […]

Evidence-based interventions in dementia: A pragmatic cluster-randomised trial of an educational intervention to promote earlier recognition and response to dementia in primary care (EVIDEM-ED)

Background: The National Dementia Strategy seeks to enhance general practitioners’ diagnostic and management skills in dementia. Early diagnosis in dementia within primary care is important as this allows those with dementia and their family care networks to engage with support services and plan for the future. There is, however, evidence that dementia remains under-detected and […]

Cost-effectiveness of post-diagnosis treatment in dementia coordinated by Multidisciplinary Memory Clinics in comparison to treatment coordinated by general practitioners: an example of a pragmatic trial

Background: With the rising number of dementia patients with associated costs and the recognition that there is room for improvement in the provision of dementia care, the question arises on how to efficiently provide high quality dementia care.; Objective: To describe the design of a study to determine multidisciplinary memory clinics’ (MMC) effectiveness and cost-effectiveness […]

Unintended effects of statins in men and women in England and Wales: population based cohort study using the QResearch database

Objective: To quantify the unintended effects of statins according to type, dose, and duration of use.; Design: Prospective open cohort study using routinely collected data.; Setting: 368 general practices in England and Wales supplying data to the QResearch database.; Participants: 2 004 692 patients aged 30-84 years of whom 225 922 (10.7%) were new users […]

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