A systematic review of delirium prediction models of relevance to older adults (those over years of age), for use in acute hospital settings, identified variable and typically inadequate predictive capabilities.
“ …future models should consider using standard variables and definitions to work towards a prediction tool that is generalisable… ”. p.20.
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