Clinical aspects of delirium

Graeme E. Hoyle*, V. Sharma, A. MacLullich, D. G. Seymour

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Delirium is a common and frequently missed condition in elderly people admitted to hospital, and represents a considerable financial and health burden. It is important to recognise both those suffering from and those at high risk of delirium at the time of admission to hospital, which allows preventative and therapeutic measures to be instituted. Management of delirium is a multicomponent and multidisciplinary undertaking, with important considerations throughout hospital stay and following discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2008


  • Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Dementia


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