Dementia: Screening for Depressive Symptoms

INACTIVE REVIEW: This measure review is older than five years.

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia who were screened for depressive symptoms within a 12 month period

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

Measure Info

CMS 285 Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Clinical Topic Area

Care Setting
Data Source
Electronic Health Records
Paper Medical Records

PQRS 285 [Reviewed by NQF but not endorsed]: “Screening for Depressive Symptoms” Although this practice may help clinicians in determining the appropriate management of patients with dementia, there is a lack of high-quality evidence examining the impact of screening for depressive symptoms on clinical outcomes or on the appropriate interval for clinical assessment.