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Gavinski K, Carnahan R, Weckmann M
Validation of the delirium observation screening scale in a hospitalized older population.
The authors studied the accuracy of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOS) as a screening tool in hospitalized patients over age 64. They also investigated the user-friendliness of the tool. They determined that DOS is an accurate and easy way to screen for delirium in older inpatients.
Citation: Gavinski K, Carnahan R, Weckmann M . Validation of the delirium observation screening scale in a hospitalized older population. J Hosp Med 2016 Jul;11(7):494-7. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2580.
Keywords: Elderly, Hospitalization, Neurological Disorders, Screening