Outcomes in delirium: same but different

Renjel, Robert and Eeles, Eamonn (2014) Outcomes in delirium: same but different. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 24 3: 182-190. doi:10.1017/S0959259814000112

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Author Renjel, Robert
Eeles, Eamonn
Title Outcomes in delirium: same but different
Journal name Reviews in Clinical Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-9036
Publication date 2014-08
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0959259814000112
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 182
End page 190
Total pages 9
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Delirium has been associated with institutionalization, increased length of hospital stay, cognitive and functional decline and mortality. Research in the last thirty years has recognized that accurate diagnostic criteria allow for targeted interventions for those suffering from delirium. However, despite the advances made in understanding delirium, adverse outcomes persist. This article will first review how the evolution of diagnostic criteria has fostered improvements in the recognition of delirium and facilitated the development of therapeutic strategies. Second, we discuss how this foundation in approach to delirium has influenced outcomes and the evidence for causality. Finally, the candidate factors responsible for propagating adverse events are considered and future research direction outlined.
Keyword Delirium
Outcome assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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