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Validity of a screening method for delirium risk in older patients admitted to a general hospital in the Netherlands.

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Summary of "Validity of a screening method for delirium risk in older patients admitted to a general hospital in the Netherlands."

Delirium is an impactful, frequently occurring complication in older hospital patients. Consequently, risk stratification of delirium was included in a set of mandatory safety measures in general hospitals in the Netherlands. This risk stratification contains three consensus-based questions that have not been validated. Therefore, we evaluated their predictive performance and examined whether other routinely collected patient data can improve the prediction of delirium.

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Name: General hospital psychiatry
ISSN: 1873-7714
Pages: 44-50

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