The effectiveness of collaborative care for people with memory problems in primary care: results of the CAREDEM case management modelling and feasibility study

Iliffe S, Waugh A, Poole M, Bamford C, Brittain K, Chew-Graham C, Fox C, Katona C, Livingston G, Manthorpe J, Steen N, Stephens B, Hogan V, Robinson L
Record ID 32014001073
Authors' objectives: To adapt the intervention used in a promising case management project in the USA and test its feasibility and acceptability in English general practice.
Authors' recommendations: The model of case management developed and evaluated in this feasibility study is unlikely to be sustainable in general practice under current conditions and in our view it would not be appropriate to attempt a definitive trial of this model. This study could inform the development of a case management role with a greater likelihood of impact. Different approaches to recruiting and training case managers, and identifying people with dementia who might benefit from case management, are needed, as is exploration of the scale of need for this type of working.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Models, Organizational
  • Patient Care Team
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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