[Delirium in older medical inpatients: a one year follow up study].

@article{Carrasco2012DeliriumIO,
  title={[Delirium in older medical inpatients: a one year follow up study].},
  author={Marcela P Carrasco and Luigi Accatino-Scagliotti and J. E. Calderon and Luis Miguel Villarroel and Pedro Paulo L Mar{\'i}n and Mat{\'i}as Ignacio Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  year={2012},
  volume={140 7},
  pages={847-52}
}
BACKGROUND Delirium is an important problem in older medical inpatients. AIM To assess if delirium is associated with higher mortality, functional decline or higher rates of readmission or institutionalization in a one year follow-up period. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective cohort study of consecutive patients 65 years and older, admitted to a general hospital medical ward. A psychogeriatric team assessed patients every 48 h using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), functionality, acute… CONTINUE READING