07.04.06. Do hospitals track dementia-related admissions? | India

07.04.06. Do hospitals track dementia-related admissions? | India

08 Jul 2022

Some hospitals do track dementia related admissions. Only a few tertiary referral hospitals maintain dementia registries that record and report on the dementia patients that have been seen in these specialist memory/cognitive disorders clinics. These centres typically conduct scientific studies that report on clinical profiles and risk factors of dementia or specific subtypes of dementia (Alladi et al., 2011; Alladi et al., 2014; Bharath et al., 2017; Nair et al., 2012; Tripathi et al., 2012). However, these registries do not periodically report the numbers of persons with dementia evaluated in the clinics.


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