Implications of objective vs subjective delirium assessment in surgical intensive care patients.

@article{Gnther2012ImplicationsOO,
  title={Implications of objective vs subjective delirium assessment in surgical intensive care patients.},
  author={U. G{\"u}nther and Jan Weykam and Ulrich Andorfer and Nils U Theuerkauf and Julius Popp and Eugene Wesley Ely and Christian Putensen},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={e12-20}
}
BACKGROUND Delirium is an independent predictor of increased length of stay, mortality, and treatment costs in critical care patients. Its incidence may be underestimated or overestimated if delirium is assessed by using subjective clinical impression alone rather than an objective instrument. OBJECTIVES To determine frequency of discrepancies between subjective and objective delirium monitoring. METHODS An observational cohort study was performed in a surgical-cardiosurgical 31-bed… CONTINUE READING

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