Hospital use, institutionalisation and mortality associated with delirium

Eamonn M P Eeles, Ruth E Hubbard, Susan V White, M Sinead O'Mahony, George M Savva, Antony J Bayer

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Abstract

Delirium is a disorder affecting consciousness, which gives rise to core clinical features and associated symptoms. Older patients are particularly prone, owing to higher rates of pre-existing cognitive impairment, frailty, co-morbidity and polypharmacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-475
Number of pages6
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Cohort Studies
  • Delirium
  • Female
  • Frail Elderly
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Polypharmacy
  • Prospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Wales
  • Institutionalisation
  • mortality
  • frailty
  • elderly

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