To identify the provision of services for younger people with dementia by trusts in England and to examine their attitudes towards specialization.
Hospital and community trusts in England.
Of 354 trusts, 304 responded (84%). Main outcome measures.
Provision of general adult and old age psychiatry services :
type of services provided for younger people with dementia and specialists providing these services ;
provision of specialists services for younger people with dementia ;
attitudes towards developing specialists services ;
assessment of need.
The majority of services were provided by trusts with existing psychiatric services, in particular old age psychiatry services.
Specialization was uncommon and practised by only 12 trusts.
In contrast, 101 trusts saw the development of specialists services as'necessary'especially those trusts who had investigated the needs of younger patients with dementia (p=0.001).
This survey supports the notion that trusts and purchasers should undertake to assess the needs of younger patients with dementia.
Role of specialization is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence présénile, Service santé, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Presenile dementia, Health service, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0466878
Code Inist : 002B18C13. Création : 03/02/1998.