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The Authors’ reply We thank O'Caoimh and Molloy1 for their interest in our recent article published in Heart.2 We also appreciate their support of systematic screening for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in patients affected by chronic disease in order to best tailor their support and management. Identifying the best and most cost-effective clinical tool in this regard remains a challenge. We note that the authors are intimately involved in developing the Quick MCI Screen (Qmci), a tool they suggest is potentially more accurate in diagnosing MCI than the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) or even the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). We certainly welcome alternatives to the MoCA (our main interest being …
Contributors All authors have contributed to the conception and design, drafting of the text and final approval for submission.
Funding This work was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia grant number 519823.
Competing interests None.
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