Die Pflegebedurftigkeit Demenzkranker im Urteil von Angehorigen und Gutachtern (Pflegeversicherung)

Translated title of the contribution: The need to care for dementia sufferers - The view of carers and experts

Rainer Zerfaß, Sabine Daniel, Heribert Sattel, Christoph Besthorn, Hans Förstl

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Abstract

Health insurance companies commission medical expert opinions rating the severity of clinical improvement in order to provide adequate nursing support. We compared these ratings on 28 demented patients with the ratings from carers and with our own examination. The results indicate that the expert opinions underestimated the severity of improvement and adequate support in some of the cases. We discuss whether these discrepancies may be due to the peculiarities of dementia.

Translated title of the contributionThe need to care for dementia sufferers - The view of carers and experts
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatrische Praxis
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

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