Clarifying confusion: the confusion assessment method. A new method for detection of delirium.

@article{Inouye1990ClarifyingCT,
  title={Clarifying confusion: the confusion assessment method. A new method for detection of delirium.},
  author={Sharon K. Inouye and Christopher H. van Dyck and Cathy A. Alessi and S Balkin and Alan P. Siegal and Ralph I Horwitz},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={113 12},
  pages={
          941-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a new standardized confusion assessment method (CAM) that enables nonpsychiatric clinicians to detect delirium quickly in high-risk settings. DESIGN Prospective validation study. SETTING Conducted in general medicine wards and in an outpatient geriatric assessment center at Yale University (site 1) and in general medicine wards at the University of Chicago (site 2). PATIENTS The study included 56 subjects, ranging in age from 65 to 98 years. At site 1, 10… Expand

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