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Consequences of preventing delirium in hospitalized older adults on nursing home costs



Consequences of preventing delirium in hospitalized older adults on nursing home costs



Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 53(3): 405-409



OBJECTIVES: To determine whether costs of long-term nursing home (NH) care for patients who received a multicomponent targeted intervention (MTI) to prevent delirium while hospitalized were less than for those who did not receive the intervention. DESIGN: Longitudinal follow-up from a randomized trial. SETTING: Posthospital discharge settings: community-based care and NHs. PARTICIPANTS: Eight hundred one hospitalized patients aged 70 and older.

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Accession: 011895333

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PMID: 15743281

DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53156.x


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