TITLE

Delirium after surgery in older people has a poor prognosis

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;8/27/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 51, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the cause of delirium after surgery in older patients. It is mentioned that post-operative delirium in older people predicts a poor result in cognition and functional disability as well as death. Older people has high risk of cognitive impairment and functional decline after postoperative delirium.
ACCESSION #
34431307

 

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