Delirium, a ‘confusing’ condition in general hospitals: The experience of a Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry Unit in Greece

@inproceedings{Goulia2009DeliriumA,
  title={Delirium, a ‘confusing’ condition in general hospitals: The experience of a Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry Unit in Greece},
  author={Panagiota Goulia and Christos Mantas and Thomas Hyphantis},
  booktitle={International journal of general medicine},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS A plethora of studies showed that delirium is common in hospitalized populations. We aimed to examine the characteristics of delirium patients referred to our Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Unit (CLPU). METHODS Our CLPU database was used to obtain data of all referred patients admitted to our hospital and diagnosed with delirium. All referred nondelirious patients served as controls. RESULTS During one year, 483 patients were referred to the CLPU. Ninety-three (19.3%) were… CONTINUE READING
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