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Interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised patients

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Interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised patients
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, April 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005563.pub2
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Siddiqi, Najma, Holt, Rachel, Britton, Annette M, Holmes, John


Delirium is a common mental disorder with serious adverse outcomes in hospitalised patients. It is associated with increases in mortality, physical morbidity, length of hospital stay, institutionalisation and costs to healthcare providers. A range of risk factors has been implicated in its aetiology, including aspects of the routine care and environment in hospitals. Prevention of delirium is clearly desirable from patients' and carers' perspectives, and to reduce hospital costs. Yet it is currently unclear whether interventions for prevention of delirium are effective, whether they can be successfully delivered in all environments, and whether different interventions are necessary for different groups of patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 214 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 18%
Researcher 34 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 12%
Student > Postgraduate 24 10%
Student > Bachelor 22 10%
Other 63 27%
Unknown 20 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 143 62%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 10%
Psychology 16 7%
Social Sciences 6 3%
Neuroscience 3 1%
Other 17 7%
Unknown 23 10%