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    Abbreviated Mental Test 4 (AMT-4)

    Assesses mental impairment in elderly patients.
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    When to Use
    Why Use

    Elderly patients, both outpatient and inpatient.

    • Easy to use and yields a simple dichotomous outcome.
    • The full AMT has been shown to be infrequently and incorrectly used in practice. The AMT-4 has been shown to have statistically significant close correlation with the full AMT score throughout its range of values.
    Ask the patient to state each of the following:
    Incorrect
    0
    Correct
    +1
    Incorrect
    0
    Correct
    +1
    Incorrect
    0
    Correct
    +1
    Incorrect
    0
    Correct
    +1

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    Evaluate for reversible causes of altered mental status in patients deemed to have abnormal cognition.

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    Dr. David G. Swain
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