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Hospitalization in people with dementia with Lewy bodies: Frequency, duration, and cost implications

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, January 2018
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Title
Hospitalization in people with dementia with Lewy bodies: Frequency, duration, and cost implications
Published in
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, January 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.dadm.2017.12.001
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Authors

Christoph Mueller, Gayan Perera, Anto P. Rajkumar, Manorama Bhattarai, Annabel Price, John T. O'Brien, Clive Ballard, Robert Stewart, Dag Aarsland

Abstract

Increased hospitalization is a major component of dementia impact on individuals and cost, but has rarely been studied in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Our aim was to describe the risk and duration of hospital admissions in patients with DLB, and compare these to those in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the general population. A large database of mental health and dementia care in South London was used to assemble a cohort of patients diagnosed with DLB. These were 1:4 matched with patients diagnosed with AD on age, gender, and cognitive status. Rates of hospital admissions in the year after dementia diagnosis were significantly higher in 194 patients with DLB than in 776 patients with AD (crude incidence rate ratio 1.50; 95% confidence interval: 1.28-1.75) or the catchment population (indirectly standardized hospitalization rate 1.22; 95% confidence interval: 1.06-1.39). Patients with DLB had on average almost four additional hospital days per person-year than patients with AD. Multivariate Poisson regression models indicated poorer physical health early in the disease course as the main driver of this increased rate of hospitalization, whereby neuropsychiatric symptoms additionally explained the higher number of hospital days. Patients with DLB are more frequently admitted to general hospitals and utilize inpatient care to a substantially higher degree than patients with AD or the general elderly population. These data highlight an opportunity to reduce hospital days by identifying DLB earlier and providing more targeted care focused on the specific triggers for hospitalization and associations of prolonged stay.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Student > Master 6 19%
Other 4 13%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 4 13%
Other 8 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 22%
Unspecified 6 19%
Psychology 3 9%
Neuroscience 3 9%
Other 2 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2018.
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#9
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