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MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AS A PREDICTOR OF HOSPITAL UTILIZATION AND READMISSIONS

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MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AS A PREDICTOR OF HOSPITAL UTILIZATION AND READMISSIONS
author
Callahan, Kathryn E.
abstract
Although frequent hospitalization and unplanned hospital readmissions are considered a marker of poor quality care for older adults, healthcare studies have neglected mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as a potential contributor to high cost utilization. This study explored whether a) older adults classified with MCI experience increased rates of index hospitalization compared to those with normal cognition; b) those with MCI are at greater risk of 30-day readmission to the hospital compared with older adults with normal cognition; and c) living with a proxy modifies the effect of MCI on hospital utilization.
subject
cognitive impairment
geriatrics
hospitalization
mild cognitive impairment
readmission
utilization
contributor
Williamson, Jeff D (committee chair)
Miller, Mike (committee member)
Easterling, Doug (committee member)
Lovato, James (committee member)
Kritchevsky, Stephen (committee member)
date
2014-07-10T08:35:26Z (accessioned)
2015-07-10T08:30:09Z (available)
2014 (issued)
degree
Clinical and Population Translational Sciences (discipline)
embargo
2015-07-10 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39258 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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