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National Clinical Guideline Centre (UK). Delirium: Diagnosis, Prevention and Management [Internet]. London: Royal College of Physicians (UK); 2010 Jul. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 103.)

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Delirium: Diagnosis, Prevention and Management [Internet].

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Abbreviations and acronyms

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

AGU

Acute Geriatric Unit

AMT

Abbreviated Mental Test

ANOVA

Analysis of variance

APACHE

Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (severity of illness classification system)

ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

ASA

American Society of Anesthesiologists (score for illness severity)

ASE

Attention Screening Examination

BEHAVE-AD

Behavioural Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease Rating

BNF

British National Formulary

CABG

Coronary artery bypass grafting

CAM

Confusion Assessment Method

CAM-ICU

Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU

CCA

Cost-consequences analysis

CD

Compact disc

CDR

Clinical Dementia Rating scale

CDT

Clock Drawing Test

CEA

Cost-effectiveness analysis

c.f.

Confer (refer to)

CGBRS

Crichton Geriatric Behavioural Rating Scale

CGI

Clinical global impression scale

CGI-GI

Clinical global impression scale: global improvement item

CGI-SI

Clinical global impression scale: severity of illness item

CHF

Chronic heart failure

CI/95% CI

Confidence interval/95% confidence interval

CIPFA

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

CNS

Central nervous system

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CT

Computed tomography

CUA

Cost-utility analysis

DH

Department of Health

DI

Delirium Index

DRS/DRS-98 or DRS-R-98

Delirium Rating Scale/DRS-revised-98

DSA

Deterministic Sensitivity Analysis

DSI

Delirium Symptom Interview

DSM (DSM III, III-R or IV)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (edition III, III-R or IV)

ED

Emergency Department

EQ-5D

EuroQol-5D

FCEs

Finished Consultant Episodes

FIM

Functional Independence Measure

GA

General anaesthesia

GDG

Guideline Development Group

GI

Gastrointestinal

GP

General Practitioner

GRADE

Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation

HES

Hospital Episode Statistics

HR

Hazard Ratio

HRQoL

Health-related quality of life

HT/5-HT/5-HT3

5-hydroxytryptamine/5-hydroxytryptamine 3

HTA

Health technology assessment

Hx

History (in appendices)

ICD-10

International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition

ICU-DSC

Intensive Care Unit- Delirium Screening Checklist

ICER

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IQR

Interquartile range

INMB

Incremental Net Monetary Benefit

IQCODE

Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly

IRR

Inter-rater reliability

K

Cohen’s kappa

ITT

Intention to treat

LOS

Length of Stay

LR+

Positive likelihood ratio

LTC

Long-term care

LY

Life-year

MD

Mean difference

MDAS

Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale

MDC

Major diagnostic category

MI

Myocardial infraction

MMSE

Mini-Mental State Examination

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

MTI

Multicomponent Targeted Interventions

NCGC

National Clinical Guidelines Centre

NH

Nursing Home

NHS

National Health Service

NHSEED

The NHS Economic Evaluation Database

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NINDS-AIREN

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Association Internationale pour la Recherché et l’Enseignement en Neurosciences

NNT

Number needed to treat

NPV

Negative predictive value

NSAID

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

OBS

Organic Brain Syndrome

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OR

Odds ratio

PASA

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

PCA

Patient controlled analgesia

PICO

Framework incorporating patients, interventions, comparison and outcome

POPS

Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery

PPP

Purchasing Power Parity

PPV

Positive predictive value

p.r.n

Pro re nata

PSA

Probabilistic sensitivity analysis

PSS

Personal Social Services

PSSRU

Personal Social Services Research Unit

QALY

Quality-adjusted life year

QUADAS

Quality assessment tool for diagnostic accuracy studies

RASS

Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale

RCT

Randomised controlled trial

RFs

Risk factors

ROC

Receiver operating characteristic

RR

Relative risk

SD

Standard deviation

SDC

Saskatoon Delirium Checklist

SE

Standard error

SICU

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

SPC

Summary of product characteristics

SPMSQ

Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire

SR

Systematic review

TICS

Telephone interview for cognitive status

VAS

Visual analogue scale

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