Diagnostic Failure of Cognitive Impairment in Nursing Home Residents May Lead to Impaired Medical Care.


Department of Geriatrics, County Hospital Ryhov, Region Jönköping County, Jönköping, Sweden, [Email]


Dementia and cognitive impairment are common in nursing homes. Few studies have studied the impact of unnoted cognitive impairment on medical care. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of diagnostic failure of cognitive impairment in a sample of Swedish nursing home residents and to analyze whether diagnostic failure was associated with impaired medical care.


Cognitive impairment,Dementia,Heart failure,Morbidity,Nursing homes,

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