Table H5Criteria for Research Recommendation 6

Importance to patients or the populationWe know that many cases of delirium are currently unrecognised in the NHS. Delayed diagnosis is associated with worse outcomes. Therefore an educational programme for improved awareness of delirium is likely to be associated with improved outcomes.
Relevance to NICE guidanceNew knowledge/evidence to strengthen guidance.
Relevance to the NHSPotential to improve patient outcomes and reduce lengths of stay
Current evidence baseVery weak
EqualityNo equality issues
FeasibilityStandard trial methods
Other commentsPotentially cost effective approach to the prevention and management of delirium.

From: Appendix H, Recommendations for future research

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