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Table 1 Comparison of case management models and care as usual

From: Comparing Dutch Case management care models for people with dementia and their caregivers: The design of the COMPAS study

Characteristics of different models Linkage Model Intensive Case management/joint agency model Care as usual
Central point for registration of cognitively impaired New clients are referred by GP or health specialist to the central registration point New clients are referred by GP or health specialist to the Multidisciplinary team at central registration point No
Delivery of services Independent services and networks Mainly offered by one organization Various networks
Possibility to diagnose dementia By GP or referral to e.g. memory clinic or elderly care physician of mental health care service By GP or by Multidisciplinary team after referral to central registration point By GP or referral to memory clinic or elderly care physician of mental health care service
Case manager/dementia nurse Yes Yes nurse present, incidentally
Social psychiatric nurse No No Possible
Multidisciplinary team External team that case managers can consult as per required Case manager, elderly care physicians, neuropsychologist, neurologist, geriatrician, psychiatrist, dementia consultant all work within the same organisation as the case managers No