Review: ICU Patients Who Develop Delirium May Have Higher Risk Of Death

HealthDay (6/1, Preidt) reports that according to “a large review” involving 42 studies, patients in the intensive care unit “who develop delirium have a higher risk of death, longer hospital stays and are more likely to have mental impairment after leaving the hospital.” Study authors said delirium is more common in elderly patients as well as “patients with preexisting mental impairments and the terminally ill.” The study was published May 31 in the British Medcal Journal.

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— “ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, May 31, 2015.

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