The Delirium and Population Health Informatics Cohort study protocol: ascertaining the determinants and outcomes from delirium in a whole population.

@inproceedings{Davis2018TheDA,
  title={The Delirium and Population Health Informatics Cohort study protocol: ascertaining the determinants and outcomes from delirium in a whole population.},
  author={Daniel M. Davis and Sarah Richardson and Joanne Hornby and Helen Melander Bowden and Katrin Hoffmann and Maryse Weston-Clarke and Fenella Green and Nishi Chaturvedi and Alun D. Hughes and Diana Kuh and Elizabeth L. Sampson and Ruth Mizoguchi and Khai Lee Cheah and Melanie Romain and Abhi Sinha and Rodric Peter Llewelyn Jenkin and Carol Brayne and Alasdair MacLulllich},
  year={2018}
}
Background: Delirium affects 25% of older inpatients and is associated with long-term cognitive impairment and future dementia. However, no population studies have systematically ascertained cognitive function before, cognitive deficits during, and cognitive impairment after delirium. Therefore, there is a need to address the following question: does delirium, and its features (including severity, duration, and presumed aetiologies), predict long-term cognitive impairment, independent of… CONTINUE READING

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