Risk of Diagnosis of Dementia for Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries After Intensive Care

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(Abstracted from Anesthesiology, 123:1105–1112, 2015)

There is mounting evidence that potentially severe decrements in cognitive function may occur in elderly patients after a critical illness. However, the magnitude of this effect at the population level, as well as the potential predisposition of critically ill patients toward developing dementia, has not been elucidated.

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