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Towards evidence-based dementia screening in Australia

Jan J Barendregt
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (7): 375.
Published online: 4 April 2011

To the Editor: In their editorial, Terpening, Hodges and Cordato argue for routine screening for dementia in Australia.1 Most of the editorial is devoted to discussing which test should be used, and the authors contend that the most-used test — the mini-mental state examination — has such poor test characteristics that it would be a very poor basis for routine screening.

  • Jan J Barendregt

  • School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.


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