Identification of factors associated with the diagnosis of delirium in elderly hospitalized patients.

@article{Levkoff1988IdentificationOF,
  title={Identification of factors associated with the diagnosis of delirium in elderly hospitalized patients.},
  author={Sue E. Levkoff and C Safran and Paul D. Cleary and John C. Gallop and Russell S. Phillips},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1988},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={1099-104}
}
We analyzed factors associated with the discharge diagnosis of delirium among 1,285 patients admitted to a major teaching hospital during a 2-year period, developed a model to classify the risk of developing delirium on the basis of clinical and diagnostic data, and tested the model on 471 patients admitted during the subsequent year. Using the multivariate technique of recursive partitioning, we identified four factors that distinguished 80% of all cases of delirium: 1) a urinary tract… CONTINUE READING