Costs Associated With Delirium in Older Adults After Elective Surgery

JAMA Surgery

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What The Study Did: Medicare claims and clinical data were used to estimate health care costs associated with delirium in older adults one year after major elective surgery.

Authors: Tammy T. Hshieh, M.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.7260)

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