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Dementia Diagnosis at End of Life Among Older Adults | JAMA Health Forum

JAMA Health Forum

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

Media advisory: The full study is linked to this news release.

This link will provide CMT readers free access to the full-text article — https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama-health-forum/fullarticle/10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.0346?utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_term=040122

About JAMA Health Forum: JAMA Health Forum has transitioned from an information channel to an international, peer-reviewed, online, open access journal that addresses health policy and strategies affecting medicine, health and health care. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reports and opinion about national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, access, quality, safety, equity and reform. Its distribution will be solely digital and all content will be freely available for anyone to read.

What The Study Did: This study of 3.5 million Medicare decedents found the percentage who received an Alzheimer disease and related dementias diagnosis within two years of death increased from 35 percent in 2004 to 47 percent in 2017, possibly attributable to increased awareness and changes in billing practices.

Authors: Julie P.W. Bynum, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.0346)

Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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