Altered mental status in older emergency department patients.

Title

Altered mental status in older emergency department patients.

Creator

Wilber S 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. Copyright © 2006 by Elsevier Inc.

Subject

Aged; United States; Psychological Tests; Emergency Service – Trends – United States; Mental Disorders – Diagnosis; Mental Disorders – Epidemiology – United States

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–vi

Issue

2

Volume

24

Citation

Wilber S T, “Altered mental status in older emergency department patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6078.

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