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Routine screening in the general hospital: What happens after discharge to those identified as at risk of dementia?

Abstract:

Cognitive screening is recommended for older patients with unplanned hospital admission. We determined rates of reassessment/specialist memory referral after routine inclusion of at risk of dementia status in discharge documentation to primary care. Questionnaires were sent to relevant GP practices on consecutive patients aged ≥75 years identified as at risk and discharged 6 months earlier. Among 53 patients (mean age ±SD = 87.3±6.0 years, mean±SD Abbreviated Mental Test Score = 4.4±2.7), 49 ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7861/clinmedicine.17-5-395

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Oxford college:
St Antonys College
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
395-400
Publication date:
2017-10-01
Acceptance date:
2017-08-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4893
ISSN:
1470-2118
Pubs id:
pubs:738768
URN:
uri:51ed8146-78b3-4dbf-97bd-617766869955
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uuid:51ed8146-78b3-4dbf-97bd-617766869955
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pubs:738768

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