Case finding

RAIDR enables patients who potentially have dementia to be identified. The dementia case finding tool identifies patients with a dementia diagnosis in secondary care but no diagnosis in primary care; and also patients who have anti-dementia drugs prescribed but no diagnosis of dementia recorded on their GP records. The case finder will play a part in meeting the needs of the growing number of patients suffering with dementia as well as ensuring such patients are included for QOF prevalence payments. The tool also supports practices with the National Dementia Diagnosis Improvement programme work.