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Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 861613, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/861613
Research Article

Predictors of Inpatient Utilization among Veterans with Dementia

1Houston VA HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, (MEDVAMC 152), 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
3Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, 6411 Fannin, TX 77030, USA
4The University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Rm. E-343, Houston, TX 77030, USA
5Margaret Blenkner Research Institute, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, 11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120, USA
6Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
7Center for Mental Health and Aging and Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870315, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
8Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, 3701 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, USA
9VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (A Virtual Center), USA

Received 24 February 2014; Revised 2 May 2014; Accepted 6 May 2014; Published 29 May 2014

Academic Editor: Julie Byles

Copyright © 2014 Kyler M. Godwin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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