Five-minute test leads to better care for people with dementia in the primary care setting

The underdiagnosis of dementia, especially among Black and Hispanic patients, is a long-standing challenge in medicine. A new study, published in Nature Medicine, finds that an easy five-minute assessment, paired with recommendations built into the electronic medical record system, led to a three-fold improvement in diagnosis and treatment for patients in a primary care setting compared to a control group.

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