Dementia diagnosis in the hospital and outcomes among patients with advanced dementia documented in the Minimum Data Set

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 19 de noviembre de 2021

Autores: Cassandra L. Hua PhD, Kali S. Thomas PhD, Jennifer N. Bunker MPH, Pedro L. Gozalo PhD, Emmanuelle Bélanger PhD, Susan L. Mitchell MD, MPH, Joan M. Teno MD


Background: Individuals with dementia do not always have a diagnosis of dementia noted on their hospital claims. Whether this lack of documentation is associated with patient outcomes is unknown. We examined the association between a dementia diagnosis listed on a hospital claim and patient outcomes among individuals with a Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment.

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