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Title: Evaluation of Cognitive Screening of Older People Admitted to Mackay Base Hospital
Authors: Rana, A.
Ho, P.
Sinha, S.
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: SAGE
Source: Rana, A., Ho, P., & Sinha, S. (2017). Evaluation of Cognitive Screening of Older People Admitted to Mackay Base Hospital. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 51, 160.
Journal: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Abstract: Dementia, as the fourth leading cause of death in 2007 per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is considered to be a significant illness that affects the physical, mental, social and economic aspects of an individual. Early identification, timely diagnosis, better care and coordination of services are required to improve the quality of life. To determine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in the older persons’ population in a general hospital to aid timely diagnosis of dementia and determine the effect on length of stay in hospital due to cognitive impairment.
ISSN: 00048674
Keywords: Cognitive Screening;Older People;Dementia
Type: Article
Appears in Sites:Mackay HHS Publications

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