An intervention integrated into daily clinical practice reduces the incidence of delirium during hospitalization in elderly patients.

@article{Vidn2009AnII,
  title={An intervention integrated into daily clinical practice reduces the incidence of delirium during hospitalization in elderly patients.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Teresa Vid{\'a}n and El{\'i}sabet S{\'a}nchez and Mar Alonso and Beatriz Montero and Javier Salgado Ortiz and Jos{\'e} Antonio Serra},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={
          2029-36
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention integrated into daily practice for the prevention of in-hospital delirium in elderly patients. DESIGN Controlled study comparing an intervention in a geriatric unit (GI) with usual care in two internal medicine services (UC). SETTING University hospital in Madrid, Spain. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred forty-two consecutive patients (170 GI, 372 UC), aged 70 and older, with any of the risk criteria for delirium (cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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