Undiagnosed delirium is common and difficult to predict among hospitalised patients

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Abstract

Implications for practice and researchDelirium is common but it is frequently undiagnosed within hospital settings internationally.Older age and dementia are the strongest predictive factors associated with undiagnosed delirium.Validated assessment of all hospitalised patients for delirium is recommended to improve delirium diagnosis among hospitalised patients.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Early online date11 Jul 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Delirium
  • Delirium Prevention
  • Delirium/Epidemiology
  • Delirium/Diagnosis
  • Delirium Education
  • Hospital
  • Quantitative Data
  • Quantitative Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Research and Theory
  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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