Recent Systematic Reviews on Delirium

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].


Here are some further recent reviews on the subject of delirium and its treatment in acute hospitals. The third review covers delirium prevalence in the wider population, at home and in long-term care. Full credit to Medline / PubMed as the source of these bibliographic citations and abstracts.

  1. Khan, BA. Zawahiri, M. Campbell, NL. [et al]. Delirium in hospitalized patients: implications of current evidence on clinical practice and future avenues for research: a systematic evidence review. Journal of Hospital Medicine. September 2012; 7(7): 580-9.
  2. Schofield, I. Tolson, D. Fleming, V. How nurses understand and care for older people with delirium in the acute hospital: a critical discourse analysis. Nursing Inquiry. June 2012; 19(2): 165-76.
  3. de Lange, E. Verhaak, PF. van der Meer, K. Prevalence, presentation and prognosis of delirium in older people in the population, at home and in long term care: a review. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. April 18th 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

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