The Dementia Management Quality Measurement Set was developed in 2016 by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Psychiatric Association. It provides clinicians with an evidence-based, clearly defined group of nine metrics they can use to evaluate their care of patients with dementia — everything from disclosing the diagnosis to pharmacologic treatments.
Here are the nine measures and resources to help clinicians improve on them.
1. Disclosure of dementia diagnosis:
2. Education and support of caregivers for patients with dementia:
3. Functional status assessment for patients with dementia:
4. Screening and management of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms associated with dementia:
5. Safety concern screening and follow-up for patients with dementia:
6. Driving screening and follow-up for patients with dementia:
7. Advance care planning and palliative care counseling for patients with dementia:
8. Pain assessment and follow-up for patients with dementia:
9. Pharmacologic treatment of dementia:
Read the full FPM article: “Tools for Better Dementia Care."
Posted on June 24, 2022 by FPM Editors
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