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G Hoyle, V Sharma, A MacLullich, DG Seymour
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Volume 38: Issue 2: 2008




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  multi-component  and multidisciplinary  undertaking,  with  important  considerations throughout hospital stay and following discharge.