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