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Breast Surgery

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Does this patient have delirium?

Does this patient have delirium? JAMA. 2010;304(7):779-786.

Wong, CL, et al.


Delirium occurs in many hospitalized older patients and has serious consequences including increased risk for death and admission to long-term care. Despite its importance, health care clinicians often fail to recognize delirium. Simple bedside instruments may lead to improved identification.

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