Delirium risk in non-surgical patients: systematic review of predictive tools.

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Summary of "Delirium risk in non-surgical patients: systematic review of predictive tools."

Delirium is a common, serious condition associated with poor hospital outcomes. Guidelines recommend screening for delirium risk to target diagnostic and/or prevention strategies. This study critically reviews multicomponent delirium risk prediction tools in adult non-surgical inpatients.


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Name: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
ISSN: 1872-6976
Pages: 292-302


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