Validation of the delirium observation screening scale in a hospitalized older population.

@article{Gavinski2016ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the delirium observation screening scale in a hospitalized older population.},
  author={Katherine Gavinski and Ryan M Carnahan and Michelle T. Weckmann},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={
          494-7
        }
}
Delirium is challenging to diagnose in older populations. It is often reversible, and when detected, treatment can improve patient outcomes. Delirium detection currently relies on trained staff to conduct neurocognitive interviews. The Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOS) is a screen designed to allow faster, easier identification of delirium. In this validation study, conducted at an academic tertiary care center, we attempted to determine the accuracy of the DOS as a delirium screening… CONTINUE READING
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