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The impact of frailty and delirium on mortality in older inpatients.

Authors
  • Eeles, Eamonn M P1
  • White, Susan V
  • O'Mahony, Sinead M
  • Bayer, Antony J
  • Hubbard, Ruth E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Age and Ageing
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
May 01, 2012
Volume
41
Issue
3
Pages
412–416
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afs021
PMID: 22391613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

delirium was associated with higher levels of frailty: the identification of frail patients may help to target those at a greatest risk of delirium. Survival following delirium was poor with the combination of frailty and delirium conferring a particularly bleak prognosis.

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