Previous research has indicated that passive distribution of educational material by itself has little impact on physician behavior. In this paper, a collaborative care management program for the treatment and management of dementia in primary care (The PREVENT Study) is described. The essential components of the integrated program are: 1) a comprehensive screening and diagnosis protocol; 2) a multidisciplinary team approach coordinated by a geriatric advance practice nurse; and 3) a proactive longitudinal tracking system. The key role of the geriatric nurse practitioner is emphasized. While the clinical trial is still on-going, we can report that the intervention has been well received by primary care physicians, patients and their families.
- Care management
- Geriatric nurse practitioner
- Primary care
- Urban minority population
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A care management model for enhancing physician practice for Alzheimer disease in primary care. / Austrom, Mary Guerriero; Hartwell, Cora; Moore, Patricia S.; Boustani, Malaz; Hendrie, Hugh C.; Callahan, Christopher M.In: Clinical Gerontologist, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.12.2005, p. 35-43.
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