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Title: A hospital-wide evaluation of delirium prevalence and outcomes in acute care patients : a cohort study
Authors : Schubert, Maria
Schürch, Roger
Boettger, Soenke
Garcia Nuñez, David
Schwarz, Urs
Bettex, Dominique
Jenewein, Josef
Bogdanovic, Jasmina
Staehli, Marina Lynne
Spirig, Rebecca
Rudiger, Alain
Published in : BMC Health Services Research
Volume(Issue) : 18
Pages : 550
Pages to: 562
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: Jul-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Open peer review
Language : English
Subjects : Cost of diseases OR economic burden of diseases; Delirium; Hospital mortality; Length of stay; Neurocognitive disorder
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Delirium is a well-known complication in cardiac surgery and intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, in many other settings its prevalence and clinical consequences are understudied. The aims of this study were: (1) To assess delirium prevalence in a large, diverse cohort of acute care patients classified as either at risk or not at risk for delirium; (2) To compare these two groups according to defined indicators; and (3) To compare delirious with non-delirious patients regarding hospital mortality, ICU and hospital length of stay, nursing hours and cost per case.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1186/s12913-018-3345-x
ISSN: 1472-6963
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