All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia Concerned About Disjointed and Substandard Care For Common Dementia Comorbidities (ILC-UK / Alzheimer’s Society / Pharma Times Online / APPG on Dementia)

Summary

Inadequate care and systemic failures in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of comorbidities experienced by people with dementia is believed to result in (i) unnecessary costs for the NHS, (ii) widespread and preventable reduced quality of life among patients and (iii) premature mortality.

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People with dementia and comorbidities are receiving disjointed substandard care, warn MPs. London: Alzheimer’s Society, April 20th 2016.

Further information:

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Dementia and comorbidities: ensuring parity of care. [Online]: International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), April 14th 2016.

“Failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year”.

Broad cost estimates calculated in the main report:

  1. £501.7 million of potentially avoidable spending on people with dementia and depression.
  2. £377 million of potentially avoidable spending on people with dementia and diabetes.
  3. £115.7 million of potentially avoidable spending on people with dementia and urinary tract infections.

 This relates to:

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Scrutton, J. [and] Brancati, CU. (2016). Dementia and comorbidities: ensuring parity of care. April 2016. London: International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), April 5th 2016.

Further secondary reporting, possibly of interest:

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McKee, S. (2016). Substandard care for dementia patients with co-morbidities, say MPs. [Online] PharmaTimes, April 21st 2016.

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