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Screening for delirium: a means to improved outcome in hospitalized elderly patients

Creator:

Cambridge University Press

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

In recent years, psychiatrists have improved their accuracy and efficiency in diagnosing delirium, particularly in hospitalized elderly patients. Early and accurate diagnosis is essential as unrecognized and untreated delirium is associated with longer length of hospital stay and greater expense, accelerated functional decline, an increase in nursing home placements, persistent cognitive deficits, and elevated rates of mortality.

Date:

21/04/2009

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Cambridge University Press. (2009) Screening for delirium: a means to improved outcome in hospitalized elderly patients [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/9190 [Accessed: 20th September 2019].

  

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