Han JH, Bryce SN, Ely EW, Kripalani S, Morandi A, Shintani A, Jackson JC, Storrow AB, Dittus RS, Schnelle J. The effect of cognitive impairment on the accuracy of the presenting complaint and discharge instruction comprehension in older emergency department patients. Annals of emergency medicine. 2011 Jun;57(57). 662-671.e2. PMID: 21272958 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3603343 NIHMSID: NIHMS428987.
We seek to determine how delirium and dementia affect the accuracy of the presenting illness and discharge instruction comprehension in older emergency department (ED) patients.