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April 2014

Boston-Area Researchers Develop New Delirium Severity Measure for Older Adults

New method to measure delirium offers potential to improve clinical care, prognosis and response to treatment

BOSTON – A new method for measuring delirium severity in older adults has been developed by researchers from Harvard, Brown, and UMASS. The new scoring system, CAM-S, is based on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and standardizes the measurement of delirium severity for both clinical and research uses. Details of this study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.