No.Search terms
1incidence/
2prevalence/
3epidemiology/
4ep.fs.
5deliri$.ti,ab.
6(acute adj2 (confusion$ or “brain syndrome” or “brain failure” or “psycho-organic syndrome” or “organic psychosyndrome”)).mp.
7(terminal$ adj restless$).mp.
8toxic confus$.mp.
9delirium/
10confusion/
11or/5–10
12*psychoses, alcoholic/or *alcohol withdrawal delirium/
13*substance withdrawal syndrome/
1412 or 13
1511 not 14
16delirium/ep
17confusion/ep
18or/5–8
19or/1–3
2018 and 19
2120 or 16 or 17
2211 and 19
2321 or 22
2423 not 14

From: Appendix C, Clinical questions and literature search

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