Performance indicators to measure dementia risk reduction activities in primary care

Travers, Catherine, Martin-Khan, Melinda and Lie, David (2010) Performance indicators to measure dementia risk reduction activities in primary care. Australasian Journal On Ageing, 29 1: 39-42. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00411.x

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Author Travers, Catherine
Martin-Khan, Melinda
Lie, David
Title Performance indicators to measure dementia risk reduction activities in primary care
Journal name Australasian Journal On Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
Publication date 2010-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00411.x
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 39
End page 42
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The increasing burden of chronic diseases including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, diabetes and dementia has led to greater emphasis on health promotion, prevention and early intervention (PPEI) activities within primary care. At the same time, there is growing recognition of the importance of measuring and benchmarking health-care system performance. This includes the measurement of PPEI activities. This paper considers the issue of measuring PPEI activities that are relevant to reducing the risk of dementia within the Australian primary care system. Although Australia does not currently have a comprehensive data collection regarding primary health-care services, there are a number of national, state and other data sources. These sources could be utilised, either in their current format or modified to provide data regarding PPEI activities in primary care that may reduce the risk of dementia and we have made recommendations regarding the development of such indicators.
Keyword Dementia
Health
Primary health care
Promotion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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