Delirium predicts 12-month mortality.

  title={Delirium predicts 12-month mortality.},
  author={Jane McCusker and Martin Cole and Michal Abrahamowicz and François J. Primeau and Eric Belzile},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={162 4},
BACKGROUND Delirium has not been found to be a significant predictor of postdischarge mortality, but previous research has methodologic limitations including small sample sizes and inadequate control of confounding. This study aimed to determine the independent effects of presence of delirium, type of delirium (incident vs prevalent), and severity of delirium symptoms on 12-month mortality among older medical inpatients. METHODS A prospective, observational study of 2 cohorts of medical… CONTINUE READING

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