Dementia Data Quality
Timely diagnosis unlocks the door to appropriate care and treatment, and personalised care plans for your patients. Achieving timely diagnosis of dementia is a major national and local priority as BHR have consistently underperformed throughout 2015/16. One of the reasons behind this low diagnosis rate is problems with read coding patients.
The following resources documents below in downloads have been designed to support Practices in identify errors in coding, which are contributing to low rates of dementia diagnosis on practice registers as well as the borough:
1) Actions Practices can take to clean-up coding
2) Guide to running searches for dementia medication on Health Analytics