The 4AT as a triage test for delirium: a validation study in acutely hospitalised older patients.
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium versus the reference standard of a DSM-IV diagnosis
Patients undergo a standard delirium assessment, and either the 4AT or the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM). Clinical outcomes and resource utilisation are recorded at 12 weeks after admission.
Patients aged over 70 admitted to the Emergency Department.
5 Nov 2015 | Allan MacRaild
Emerge sent two research nurses to the British Geriatric Society (BGS) conference. Jill Steven and Allan MacRaild are recruiting to a study entitled The 4AT as a triage test for delirium: a validation study in acutely hospitalised older patients. This study is a first collaboration between Emerge and Medicine of the Elderly with this study being led by Professor Alasdair MacLullich.Read more