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Table 2 Comparison of diagnosis of dementia in Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) with primary care information provided by general practitioners (GPs)

From: Comparison of dementia recorded in routinely collected hospital admission data in England with dementia recorded in primary care

  Women with any HES record of dementia N (% of total) Women with HES record for Alzheimer’s dementia N (% of total) Women with HES record for vascular dementia N (% of total) Women with HES record only for dementia, not otherwise specified N (% of total)
  Number of admissions mentioning dementia   Number of admissions mentioning dementia   Number of admissions mentioning dementia   Number of admissions mentioning dementia
All 1 2+ All 1 2+ All 1 2+ All 1 2+
GP diagnosis fully agreeda 208 (85%) 56 (68%) 152 (94%) 115 (94%) 19 (79%) 96 (97%) 44 (88%) 7 (78%) 37 (90%) 51 (72%) 29 (63%) 22 (88%)
Agreement uncertain 27 (11%) 20 (24%) 7 (4%) 4 (3%) 2 (8%) 2 (2%) 6 (12%) 2 (22%) 4 (10%) 15 (21%) 14 (30%) 1 (4%)
GP diagnosis disagreed 9 (4%) 6 (7%) 3 (2%) 4 (3%) 3 (13%) 1 (1%) 0 0 0 5 (7%) 3 (7%) 2 (8%)
Total (=100%) 244 82 162 123 24 99 50 9 41 71 46 25
  1. aAll comparisons are with GP report of any dementia diagnosis