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Cognitive assessment of elderly patients in the emergency department: a comparison between standard tools, medical records and physicians’ perception

Introduction: We evaluated the accuracy of physician recognition of cognitive impairment in elderly patients in emergency departments (ED). In particular, we evaluated the accuracy of the subjective impression of the physician on patients’ cognition (a comparison of the information obtained from the responsible physician with the S-IQCODE, a cognitive impairment screening test), and the accuracy […]