Prognosis after hospital discharge of older medical patients with delirium.

  title={Prognosis after hospital discharge of older medical patients with delirium.},
  author={Joseph Francis and Wishwa Kapoor},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={40 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine survival, functional independence, and cognitive performance of older patients 2 years after an episode of delirium. DESIGN Descriptive cohort study. SETTING General medical wards of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS Two hundred twenty-nine consecutive patients aged 70 years or older who had been community-dwelling prior to admission. Fifty patients met criteria for delirium (cases); these were compared to patients without delirium (controls). Two-hundred twenty-three… CONTINUE READING

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