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In-hospital delirium and disability and cognitive impairment after COVID-19 hospitalization

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this cohort study of 311 hospitalized older adults with COVID-19, in-hospital delirium was associated with increased functional disability and cognitive impairment over the 6 months following discharge. Older survivors of a COVID-19 hospitalization who experience in-hospital delirium should be assessed for disability and cognitive impairment during postdischarge follow-up.

Corresponding author: To contact the corresponding author, Lauren E. Ferrante, M.D., M.H.S., email

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(doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.19640)

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