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Table 3 Frequency of Provider Practices

From: Dementia assessment and management in primary care settings: a survey of current provider practices in the United States

MeasurePCPs (n = 100)Neurologists (n = 50)
%%
Frequency in which provider or staff refers patients to a neurologist or other specialist for a dementia workup
 Greater than 50% of patients with cognitive concerns5422
 Less than or equal to 50% of patients with cognitive concerns4652
 Never026
Frequency in which provider or staff refers a patient with suspected neurocognitive disorders for neuropsychological testing with a specialist
 Greater than 50% of patients with cognitive concerns6644
 Less than or equal to 50% of patients with cognitive concerns3352
 Never14
Frequency with which provider or staff evaluates by other clinical methods (history and examination) but without standardized tools
 Greater than 50% of patients with cognitive concerns4342
 Less than or equal to 50% of patients with cognitive concerns5448
 Never310
Frequency in which laboratory panels for reversible causes of cognitive impairment (B12, TSH, etc.) are included if no prior lab work has been done
 Greater than 50% of patients with cognitive concerns8486
 Less than or equal to 50% of patients with cognitive concerns1214
 Uses other providers’ data30
 Never10
Frequency in which standardized depression screen is administered to patients
 Greater than 50% of patients with cognitive concerns6248
 Less than or equal to 50% of patients with cognitive concerns3342
 Never48
Frequency in which provider or staff administers a standardized cognitive screening test to patients with cognitive concerns
 Greater than 50% of patients with cognitive concerns5066
 Less than or equal to 50% of patients with cognitive concerns4128
 Never54
Who most often administers cognitive screening tests to patients?
 PCP5360
 RN or NP1510
 PA or other medical staff member1712
 Neuropsychologist1318
 Other20