The General Medical Health Rating: a bedside global rating of medical comorbidity in patients with dementia.

@article{Lyketsos1999TheGM,
  title={The General Medical Health Rating: a bedside global rating of medical comorbidity in patients with dementia.},
  author={C. G. Lyketsos and Elizabeth Galik and Cynthia D Steele and Martin Steinberg and Adam Rosenblatt and Andrew Warren and Jeremy M. Sheppard and Alva S Baker and Jason Brandt},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={487-91}
}
OBJECTIVE Dementia is a serious public health problem. General medical comorbidity is common in dementia patients and critical to their care. However, little is known about medical comorbidity in these patients, and there are no straightforward bedside global rating scales for the seriousness of comorbid medical illness. This paper describes the development and measurement properties of the General Medical Health Rating (GHMR), a rapid global rating scale of medical comorbidity in dementia… CONTINUE READING

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