C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR, was awarded a two-year, $500K, grant from the National Institute of Aging for his project, “Development and Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy of a Telemedicine-Based Delirium Assessment Tool.”
The overarching objective of this project is to develop and establish the diagnostic accuracy of a telemedicine- based delirium assessment tool, the TELE-CAM. Delirium, an acute change in cognition and attention is associated with a variety of undesirable outcomes including increased in-hospital mortality, long-term cognitive decline that mimics dementia, and increased risk for institutionalization. Delirium is prevalent in the post-operative population, and prevalence increases with age. Recent work performed by Dr. Austin and his research team demonstrated that many subjects were discharged home with active delirium.
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Aging of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1R21AG080331-01. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.