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To improve elderly patients' understanding and safe usage of their medications. English-speaking hospital inpatients aged > or =65 years were recruited. They were self-medicating at home with at least 1 regular medication and had a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of at least 20 out of 30. The patients were taught medication details on 3(More)
To compare the clinical outcomes and length of stay (LOS) between delirious patients with hyperactive symptoms admitted directly and those admitted indirectly from Emergency Department into a secured, behavioral unit jointly used by geriatricians and pyschogeriatricians (the Unit). A retrospective study analyzing data from the medical records of 122(More)
The aim of this cohort study was to determine the predictive value of a 2-item self-reported questionnaire regarding in-hospital toileting behavior for predicting falls in older inpatients and to compare its performance with an existing state-based falls assessment scale. Between May 28, 2009 and January 30, 2010, we assessed aged care inpatients for risk(More)
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