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Transient Mental Incapacity in Hospitalized Patient

Purpose:

To identify a hospitalized patient who is at risk for a transient mental incapacity.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

risk factors, informed consent, public health

ICD-10:

Z65.8

Description:

Mental incapacity in a hospitalized patient may go unrecognized, especially if the patient was competent prior to being admitted.

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