Reorganization of nursing and medical care to reduce the incidence of postoperative delirium and improve rehabilitation outcome in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fractures.

@article{Lundstrm1999ReorganizationON,
  title={Reorganization of nursing and medical care to reduce the incidence of postoperative delirium and improve rehabilitation outcome in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fractures.},
  author={Maria Lundstr{\"o}m and Agneta Edlund and G Lundstr{\"o}m and Yngve G. Gustafson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={193-200}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a nursing and medical intervention programme for the prevention and treatment of delirium in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fractures. Forty-nine patients consecutively admitted to an orthogeriatric rehabilitation unit in a county hospital in northern Sweden were compared with historical cohorts of corresponding patients in the same and other hospitals. There was a total reorganization of nursing and medical care of patients… CONTINUE READING

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