Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Effectiveness of different post-diagnostic dementia care models delivered by primary care: A systematic review

Frost, R, Walters, K, Wilcock, J, Rait, G, Aw, S, Brunskill, G, Robinson, L, Knapp, M, Harrison Dening, K, Allan, L and Manthorpe, J (2020) Effectiveness of different post-diagnostic dementia care models delivered by primary care: A systematic review. British Journal of General Practice, 70 (695). E434-E441. ISSN 0960-1643

Effectiveness of different post-diagnostic dementia care models delivered by primary care - a systematic review.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (260kB) | Preview


Background Global policy recommendations suggest a task-shifted model of post-diagnostic dementia care, moving towards primary and community-based care. It is unclear how this may best be delivered. Aim To assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of primary care-based models of post-diagnostic dementia care. Design and setting A systematic review of trials and economic evaluations of post-diagnostic dementia care interventions where primary care was substantially involved in care plan decision making. Method Searches were undertaken of MEDLINE, PsychINFO, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL (from inception to March 2019). Two authors independently critically appraised studies and inductively classified interventions into types of care models. Random effects meta-analysis or narrative synthesis was conducted for each model where appropriate. Results From 4506 unique references and 357 full texts, 23 papers were included from 10 trials of nine interventions, delivered in four countries. Four types of care models were identified. Primary care provider (PCP)-led care (n = 1) led to better caregiver mental health and reduced hospital and memory clinic costs compared with memory clinics. PCP-led care with specialist consulting support (n = 2) did not have additional effects on clinical outcomes or costs over usual primary care. PCP-case management partnership models (n = 6) offered the most promise, with impact on neuropsychiatric symptoms, caregiver burden, distress and mastery, and healthcare costs. Integrated primary care memory clinics (n = 1) had limited evidence for improved quality of life and cost-effectiveness compared with memory clinics. Conclusion Partnership models may impact on some clinical outcomes and healthcare costs. More rigorous evaluation of promising primary care-led care models is needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PriDem Study project team; Humans; Dementia; Quality of Life; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Health Care Costs; Primary Health Care; case management; dementia; models of care; primary care; systematic review; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Dementia; Health Care Costs; Humans; Primary Health Care; Quality of Life; 1117 Public Health and Health Services; Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2023 17:10
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 17:15
DOI or ID number: 10.3399/bjgp20X710165
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22021
View Item View Item