Delirium in a sub-intensive care unit for the elderly: occurrence and risk factors.

@article{Ranhoff2006DeliriumIA,
  title={Delirium in a sub-intensive care unit for the elderly: occurrence and risk factors.},
  author={Anette Hylen Ranhoff and Renzo Rozzini and Tony Sabatini and Angela Cassinadri and Stefano Boffelli and Marco Trabucchi},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={440-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The objective was to study occurrence and risk factors of delirium in a new model of care, the Sub-Intensive Care Unit for the elderly (SICU), which is a level of care between that offered by ordinary wards and intensive care. METHODS A prospective observational study of 401 consecutively admitted patients, 60+ years, in a four-bed SICU in the geriatric ward of a general hospital. Delirium was detected by the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) at admission (prevalent) and… CONTINUE READING