Prevention of delirium in hospitalized older patients: risk factors and targeted intervention strategies.

@article{Inouye2000PreventionOD,
  title={Prevention of delirium in hospitalized older patients: risk factors and targeted intervention strategies.},
  author={Sharon K. Inouye},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={
          257-63
        }
}
Delirium is a common, costly, and potentially devastating condition for hospitalized older patients. Delirium is a multifactorial syndrome, involving the inter-relationship between patient vulnerability, or predisposing factors at admission, and noxious insults or precipitating factors during hospitalization. Through a series of studies, we first identified significant predisposing factors for delirium, including vision impairment, severe illness, cognitive impairment, and dehydration… CONTINUE READING
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