Indicators of dementia disease progression from primary care electronic health records

Takeaway

  • Markers assigned to domains and found in primary care electronic health records (EHR) are associated with recognized dementia endpoint outcomes, including hospital admission, palliative care, and mortality.

Why this matters

    There is little research to assess the course and prognosis of patients with dementia in primary care; primary care EHR indicators could be used to improve patient prognosis, patient and caregiver communication, and inform population planning.