Computerized data base for evaluation and follow-up of demented outpatients.


In the course of evaluating and following more than 600 geriatric outpatients referred to a subspecialty clinic because of cognitive impairment, standardized computer-compatible evaluation and follow-up forms were developed, as well as a computerized data base. The forms cover medical, neurologic, psychiatric, psychometric, and clinical laboratory examinations; they help health professionals to perform thorough, standardized, and efficient examinations focused on those characteristics relevant to dementias. The computerized data base facilitates follow-up and other clinical studies. This article presents both the forms and their translation into query-language terminology.

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@article{Zemcov1984ComputerizedDB, title={Computerized data base for evaluation and follow-up of demented outpatients.}, author={Alexander Zemcov and Luke Barclay and David J. Brush and John P. Blass}, journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society}, year={1984}, volume={32 11}, pages={801-42} }