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Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2012 Mar;24(1):131-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2012.01.008.

Acute delirium: differentiation and care.

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Department of Capacity Building Systems, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing, Newark, NJ 07101, USA. hollych@umdnj.edu

Abstract

The health care costs for patients with delirium were estimated to be more than double the costs for patients without delirium and potentially exceeded the costs for falls, diabetes mellitus, and hip fractures; yet the fluctuating nature of the condition makes it a difficult condition for health professionals to recognize and treat. The key, then, is in recognition and prevention.

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22405718
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10.1016/j.ccell.2012.01.008
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