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A cohort study on detecting delirium using 4 ‘A’s Test in a London, UK, hospital

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A cohort study on detecting delirium using 4 ‘A’s Test in a London, UK, hospital. / Casarin, Annalisa; Sharma, Pranev ; Bhat, Satyawan ; Vizcaychipi, Marcela P .

In: Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 1, 14.02.2016, p. 29-34.

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Casarin, Annalisa ; Sharma, Pranev ; Bhat, Satyawan ; Vizcaychipi, Marcela P . / A cohort study on detecting delirium using 4 ‘A’s Test in a London, UK, hospital. In: Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 29-34.

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