Altered mental status in older emergency department patients.

Title

Altered mental status in older emergency department patients.

Creator

Wilber Scott T

Publisher

Emergency medicine clinics of North America

Date

2006
2006-05

Description

This article reviews the significance of altered mental status in older emergency department patients. Specific diagnoses are discussed, including delirium, stupor and coma, and dementia, with a focus on delirium. Finally, an approach to all older patients is suggested that should result in increased clinician comfort with older patients, improved ability to communicate with other physicians, increased quality of care, and improved patient and family satisfaction.

Subject

Aged; Emergency Service; Hospital/*statistics & numerical data; Humans; Incidence; Mental Disorders/diagnosis/*epidemiology; Mental Status Schedule; United States/epidemiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

299–316, vi

Issue

2

Volume

24

Citation

Wilber Scott T, “Altered mental status in older emergency department patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3558.

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