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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