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Program Prevents Delirium In Hospital Patients

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March 9, 1999
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The National Institute On Aging
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Hospitals may be able to reduce the number and duration of sudden episodes of delirium in at-risk older patients by using a new clinical approach, according to results of a study appearing in the March 4, 1999 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Hospitals may be able to reduce the number and duration of sudden episodes of delirium in at-risk older patients by using a new clinical approach, according to results of a study appearing in the March 4, 1999 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, conducted at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, is the first large-scale clinical trial targeted toward prevention of delirium, a condition which is prevalent among hospitalized older adults and is a frequent contributor to hospital complications and death. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded the study.


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