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A predictive model for delirium in hospitalized elderly medical patients based on admission characteristics.

Authors
  • Inouye, S K
  • Viscoli, C M
  • Horwitz, R I
  • Hurst, L D
  • Tinetti, M E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
Publisher
American College of Physicians
Publication Date
Sep 15, 1993
Volume
119
Issue
6
Pages
474–481
Identifiers
PMID: 8357112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Delirium among elderly hospitalized patients is common, and a simple predictive model based on four risk factors can be used at admission to identify elderly persons at the greatest risk.

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