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Model of Inouye et al for Predicting Delirium in an Elderly Patient at Hospital Discharge

Purpose:

To determine the risk of delirium at discharge for an elderly patient who develops delirium in the hospital based on the score of Inouye et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

F05

Description:

Inouye et al developed a simple risk score for predicting if an elderly patient who develops delirium as a hospital inpatient will be discharged with delirium. This can help identify a patient who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Hebrew SeniorLife and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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