Undiagnosed dementia correlation with emergency room visits

Undiagnosed dementia can lead to more emergency department visits. A nursing home study in France found that when comparing those with diagnosed dementia against those with potential dementia who were undiagnosed (10%), those with undiagnosed dementia were more likely to be sent to the emergency department. This can affect the health care system, driving up costs. Nursing home professionals were more likely to care for the resident in the nursing home if that resident had been diagnosed as having dementia. (Free abstract only.)

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